A global panel of pundits discusses how measures taken to curtail the pandemic have impacted privacy and individual rights. We have collectively and tacitly agreed to curbs on our freedoms and privacy during this pandemic, ostensibly for the collective good.
How amiable and agreeable will we be towards continued to invasions of our privacy for the sake of our health and safety? As governments come to demand additional screening and monitoring, will citizens (and foreign residents and visitors) comply? What safeguards and frameworks should governments adopt to protect privacy? How do we ensure that activities like contact tracing, thermal imaging, drone surveillance, mass immunization, health passports, etc., address legitimate privacy concerns, and individual rights?