ABSTRACT

Digital Contact Tracing and Surveillance During COVID-19: General and Child-Specific Ethical Issues   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "The last few years have seen a proliferation of means and approaches being used to collect sensitive or identifiable data on children. Technologies such as facial recognition and other biometrics, increased processing capacity for 'big data' analysis and data linkage, and the roll-out of mobile and internet services and access have substantially changed the nature of data collection, analysis and use. Real-time data are essential to support decision-makers in government, development and humanitarian agencies such as UNICEF [United Nations Children's Fund] to better understand the issues facing children, plan appropriate action, monitor progress and ensure that no one is left behind. But the collation and use of personally identifiable data may also pose significant risks to children's rights."

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WP 2020-01; Working Paper 2020-01
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2020-06
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2020 United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
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United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF): https://www.unicef-irc.org/
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