Ethics and digital contact tracing for pandemic response
Contact tracing is an important tool for pandemic response. The possibility of conducting it digitally increases its potential and poses new ethical challenges. This is the topic of the following new publications:
Ferreti et al. Quantifying SARS-CoV-2 transmission suggests epidemic control with digital contact tracing, available from https://science.sciencemag.org/content/368/6491/eabb6936
Kahn J (ed). Digital contact tracing for pandemic response: Ethics and governance guidance, available from https://muse.jhu.edu/book/75831
For WHO guidelines on ethical issues in public health surveillance, which provide relevant guidance and include a guideline focused on public health emergencies, go to https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/255721/9789241512657-eng.pdf?sequence=1.