Flawed, Incomplete Smartphone Location Data is Being Used to Fight COVID-19
“I have been changing my mind based on evidence that is coming in,” says Irina Raicu, director of the Internet Ethics Program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. “There are arguments saying we are in an emergency situation and we’re facing life-and-death situations and we need all the help we can get.”
“My concern is that given our environment, we’re going to get fragmented data that will be about some populations but not about others.”
“We risk getting to the wrong conclusions.”
“You have to have context experts, people who understand public health,” Raicu says, “not just the people who have data and want to do something useful with it.”
Irina Raicu, director of Internet Ethics, quoted in Fast Company.