Professor Kristen Thomasen comments on privacy concerns amid COVID-19

During a CBC Windsor interview, Windsor Law Professor Kristen Thomasen said conversations around the potential use of cellphone data during the pandemic raise a lot of social questions.

"I would hope that any entity, like whether it's the City of Toronto, the City of Windsor — anyone who's thinking about doing this sort of tracking is really thinking hard at being very transparent about what kind of restraints will be in place so that people can assess whether this is something that we legitimately want to see in society," says Professor Thomasen.

"There's also always the risk too that we see a surveillance infrastructure or surveillance mechanisms that are set up in an exceptional circumstance like this one, but then aren't disabled when the pandemic is over, when we don't have these public health concerns anywhere and that the surveillance continues anyways." 

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