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Pandemic Surveillance

Privacy, Security, and Data Ethics

9781800889408 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Margaret Hu, Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School, College of William & Mary, US
Publication Date: November 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80088 940 8 Extent: c 296 pp
As the COVID-19 pandemic surged globally in 2020, questions of data privacy, cybersecurity, and the ethics of the surveillance technologies centred an international conversation on the benefits and disadvantages of the appropriate uses and expansion of cyber surveillance and data tracking. This timely book examines and answers these important questions.

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As the COVID-19 pandemic surged globally in 2020, questions of data privacy, cybersecurity, and the ethics of the surveillance technologies centred an international conversation on the benefits and disadvantages of the appropriate uses and expansion of cyber surveillance and data tracking. This timely book examines and answers these important questions.

Pandemic Surveillance frames and defines digital privacy and security in the context of emerging surveillance technologies, providing informed dialogue on international conversations regarding pandemic surveillance. The book examines the challenges of regulating pandemic surveillance technologies across diverse geographical settings including Europe and Latin America along with comparative analysis of social credit systems in Asia and the US. Margaret Hu and her impressive selection of contributors explore the legal, scientific and ethical challenges in a world with a growing data surveillance architecture, providing policy recommendations and forward-looking solutions, including the importance of ethical frameworks, to minimise potential misuse and abuse of pandemic surveillance technologies.

Delivering a well-rounded examination of pandemic surveillance and data-tracking technologies, this book will be a crucial read for researchers and scholars focused on information security and data privacy, including specialists in the area of cyber ethics and data ethics. Students and academics interested in health policy and bioethics will also benefit from this read.
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‘Ruptures can help us see society in new ways. By interrogating the surveillance practices during the Covid-19 pandemic from different angles, the essays in this book insightfully reveal a range of challenges to privacy in a data-saturated world.’
– danah boyd, author of It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens
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Contributors include: Bethânia de Araújo Almeida, Jade Becari, Ian Brown, Jolynn Dellinger, Joshua Fairfield, David Gray, Margaret Hu, Peter Margulies, Andrea Matwyshyn, Davi Ottenheimer, Natalie Ram, Lauren Rhue, María Soledad Segura, Daniel Susser, Clarice Tavares, Anne L. Washington
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