COVID-19: Is data privacy the cost of public health?

May 22, 2020

Contact-tracing apps that use Bluetooth to track interactions between people in close proximity could slow the spread of the coronavirus. But are people willing to forfeit their privacy for the sake of public health? “We can have both,” says Christo Wilson, who studies computer privacy and security. The question is: Will we?

In this episode, we talk to Christo Wilson (associate professor of computer science).

Litmus is produced and reported by News@Northeastern reporters Emily Arntsen and Aria Bracci. This episode was written and hosted by Emily Arntsen. Sound editing by Emily Arntsen and Anthony Pulido with mixing and mastering by Anthony Pulido. Edited by David Filipov.