Digital Deligitimization. How COVID-19 changes our relationship to data privacy and digital trust
21 Jul 2020 - time of crisis
How the COVID pandemic affects digital trust and data privacy will shape the future of digitization. The digital dimension of the world sanitary crisis is manifold. Through mobile devices, social media and contact tracing crystalize the pandemic as a digital crisis. The mediation of trust and privacy through technology is whole.
To shed light on this intersection of microbiology and global digital culture, I asked around me how did the COVID-19 changed our relationship to data privacy and digital trust. Between pessimism, optimism and no answer, the divergent viewpoints of these researchers point to the need for an engaged citizen-centric research to deal with technological and biological hazards.