Darkreading.com reported that “The rush to find ways to use technology to combat COVID-19 has given governments visibility into the spread of the novel coronavirus but will likely result in citizens sacrificing privacy — at least for the time being.”  The March 26, 2020 article entitled “Technology Empowers Pandemic Response, But Privacy Worries Remain” included these comments:

Natural and human disasters typically redraw the lines between civil liberties and security.

Following the September 11 terrorist attacks, the US government curtailed many privacy provisions to try to enhance security.

Most experts, in hindsight, believe the government went too far, and some of the privacy protections have been restored.

Give this some thought and let me know what you think?

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