Seton Hall Law Review
COVID-19, apps, contact tracing, privacy, Google, Apple
This essay describes how the privacy debate that emerged over digital contact tracing and Google’s and Apple’s decisions to strictly limit apps permitted to use their platforms resulted in undercutting their potential usefulness as a tool to combat the pandemic while still failing to engender trust in these tools as intended.
Ray, Brian E., "Just Plain Dumb?: How Digital Contact Tracing Apps Could’ve Worked Better (And Why They Never Got the Chance)" (2021). Law Faculty Articles and Essays. 1197.