Digital surveillance tools are at the forefront of potential public health response strategies for the COVID-19 pandemic. The United States is in desperate need of a national-level contact tracing and exposure notification strategy to supplement traditional public health response efforts. This article addresses data privacy and security concerns, as well as epidemiological considerations, when developing digital contact tracing and exposure notification tools. It is both feasible and prudent that the United States establish a federal network for public health surveillance aided by digital tools, especially considering that waves of COVID-19 are expected to continue well into 2021 and while the threat of other emerging infectious diseases persists.
Cardozo Law Review de·novo
Ramjee, Divya; Sanderson, Pollyanna; and Malek, Imran, "COVID-19 and Digital Contact Tracing: Regulating the Future of Public Health Surveillance" (2021). Cardozo Law Review de•novo. 80.