South Korea is placing public health concerns over patient privacy in the growing COVID-19 outbreak by publicly publishing location details about patients’ movements.
More than 110 civil society organizations have jointly issued a statement against the COVID-19 digital surveillance performed by governments around the world to curb the pandemic.
Countries are working on contact tracing apps that have data safeguards built in to address privacy concerns while fighting against COVID-19. Can these apps really preserve privacy?
MIT researchers in collaboration with CMU, Brown and Boston University has developed a privacy preserving COVID-19 contact tracing app that uses Bluetooth to broadcast chiprs of random IDs to other devices.
Supply chain security is becoming an increasing concern in COVID-19 outbreak as new opportunities are provided to cyber criminals seeking to exploit vulnerabilities.
Cybersecurity agencies in U.K. and U.S. warn of APT groups targeting cyberattacks at entities involved in COVID-19 response efforts to gather intelligence and commit espionage.
While many privacy concerns remain unaddressed for contact tracing apps, experts are now questioning the technical and logistics issues to justify their existence.
COVID-19 contact tracing apps are possible cyber threats to national security as they can be used to steal patient data and spread destructive malware in healthcare systems.
Public Health England announced that personal identifiable information collected by NHS Test and Trace program to control COVID-19 will be kept for 20 years.
Users are still not trusting secure authentication methods like biometric recognition despite their fear of increasing cyber threats during COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.