Digital contact tracing and surveillance during COVID-19. General and child-specific Ethical Issues

“The response to COVID-19 has seen an unprecedented rapid scaling up of technologies to support digital contact tracing and surveillance. Accessible, high-quality data, based on a foundation of widespread testing, are essential to support decision-makers in government and development and humanitarian agencies such as UNICEF to better understand the issues facing children, plan appropriate action, monitor progress and ensure that no one is left behind. There is also huge demand from communities for information on how to keep themselves safe and digital technologies offer the potential to provide this information.”

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