After 9/11 Limited Individual American Privacy, COVID-19 Could End it Altogether
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- In the wake of the terrorists attacks of September 11, 2001, the US Government armed itself with new technological tools and abilities that helped it seize and store private data. The USA Patriot Act was one element of this.
- In a world marred by COVID-19, the remaining elements of privacy available to Americans may disappear.
- A number of invasive measures are being suggested or implemented in the name of safety, including DNA storage and massive, government-backed communication & movement tracking.
- Google and Facebook have already collected massive amounts of personal data. That may only be the beginning.