Hello and welcome to The Moving Curve. I’m Rukmini, a data journalist who lives in Chennai. Every night on this mini-cast, I consider one question around the novel coronavirus epidemic in India. Tonight I’m considering this question: is there going to be a way to safeguard our rights and privacy while still helping the government contain the virus? This will be another two-parter. In tonight’s episode, I lay out some of the emerging issues, and in tomorrow’s episode, we’ll talk solutions.
The examples I’m going to mention now come from a new working paper on COVID-19, tech and privacy from the Internet Freedom Foundation, that I’ve linked to: https://internetfreedom.in/a-comprehensive-look-at-covid-surveillance-and-privacy-in-india/
Thank you for listening. This episode was edited by Anand Krishnamoorthi. Tomorrow — part two.