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Experts warn of privacy risk as US uses GPS to fight coronavirus spread

Mobile advertising companies can collect detailed data about Americans’ movements

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A transatlantic divide on how to use location data to fight coronavirus risks highlights the lack of safeguards for Americans’ personal data, academics and data scientists have warned.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has turned to data provided by the mobile advertising industry to analyse population movements in the midst of the pandemic.

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