Data infrastructure, interoperability, and privacy, oh my!
As COVID-19 cases surge, data continues to be key—and contentious—in fighting the pandemic. Following last week’s directive for hospitals to bypass the CDC when reporting coronavirus stats, HHS unveiled a new Coronavirus Data Hub—but hospitals are scrambling to pivot. When it comes to contact tracing, over 50% of US families are willing to share their smartphone data. Despite assurances to preserve privacy, it appears Google can access location data on Android smartphones. No such promises were made by Uber, which has been sharing its rideshare data with public health officials since January.
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