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Governments Tap Covid Data for Other Uses, Risking Backlash

  • The new use of personal data has raised concerns of overreach
  • Critics say the move could deter people from using technology
The TraceTogether contact-tracing phone app.
The TraceTogether contact-tracing phone app.Photographer: Lauryn Ishak/Bloomberg
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In early 2020, as the coronavirus began to ricochet around the world with terrifying consequence, Harish Pillay decided to do whatever he could to help stop the spread.