The Indian government launched Arogya Setu app, saying that it could be an effective solution to combat COVID-19. Lately, the terms ‘contact tracing’ and ‘disease surveillance’ are being used widely. What exactly is health surveillance? How is it different from police and intelligence surveillance?
Dr Sonali Vaid, who’s a public health professional and Sidharth Deb, who’s the policy and parliamentary counsel for Internet Freedom Foundation joins us, to help us understand public health surveillance, contact tracing and data during a public health emergency.
In this and the next episode of cyber democracy, you’ll hear Suno India editor Padma Priya and Cyber Democracy host Srinivas Kodali discussing surveillance used for public health, contact tracing, and the role of technology, especially apps, that is increasingly used for solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic.