Apr 302020
 April 30, 2020  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S.

RJ Vogt reports:

Imagine your phone buzzing with an alert: Someone who passed you at the grocery store has tested positive for COVID-19. Based on location data transmitted through a smart phone app, authorities believe the stranger exposed you to the coronavirus. You might be infected.

The alert directs you to self-quarantine for 14 days to prevent further spread of the deadly disease. In the app, a map of color-coded dots displays the population of your home town. You notice the dot associated with you, previously green, has turned to yellow — now everyone else with the app knows you could be dangerous.

Read more on Law360.com.

h/t, FourthAmendment.com (and we’re so glad to see them back!)

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