I’d prefer an ankle tag: why home quarantine apps are a bad idea

Home quarantine apps face serious privacy, security and bias issues. Home detention ankle tags might be a better option.

Why are we developing such home-quarantine apps in the first place, when we already have a cheap technology to do this? If we want to monitor that people are at home (and that’s a big if), wouldn’t one of the ankle tags already used by our corrective services for home detention be much simpler, safer and more robust?

There are many reasons to be concerned about home-quarantine apps.

Read the full article over on UNSW’s website