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COVID-19 Dispatch: Sham Kakade

Contact tracing—mapping the spread of a virus by identifying individuals in the chain of transmission—is an essential tool in the fight to limit the damage of COVID-19. Early experience in South Korea, China, Singapore, Germany, and elsewhere has shown what works. Harvard’s Safra Center for Ethics recently published a paper outlining how contact tracing can be designed to protect users’ privacy. Coauthor Sham Kakade, a computer scientist at the University of Washington, explains.

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