New applications and measures implemented by public health authorities around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic have created a debate on how to balance biomarking with people’s right to privacy for their personal information.
In California, Collaborative Charter Services, which provides administrative support services to charter schools, has decided to deploy an epidemic management system that prioritizes user privacy. The blockchain solution, called Team.Care Network, was developed by medical startup Solve.Care and works as a mobile app.
Care said the solution would help schools track potential COVID-19 infections in the community and help them deal with the decline in face-to-face education in a more controlled and careful manner. Solve.Care CEO Pradeep Goel noted that California lawmakers are increasingly aware of the importance of privacy rights and set up a legal framework to protect citizens:
In recent years, California residents have demonstrated their commitment to protecting citizens’ privacy rights by introducing a set of new state policies, such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and most recently the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). daily school environment, California charter public schools can create a safer space for students and staff while providing solutions to privacy concerns. ”
As previously reported, a number of blockchain solutions have been implemented to address issues such as the detection of COVID-19 infections, vaccine management and the visualization of virus data worldwide by organizations such as Arizona State University in the US and the UK National Health Service and the government in Brazil.