Gonzalo Raposo

Tech manager at Globant
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  • Big tech has access to valuable data analytics and monetary resources that may prove vital in containing and limiting the spread of the Coronavirus. There have been innovations in genetic technology that can track the evolution of Covid-19 to know exactly how it evolved and where it comes from. Tests from samples at any place in the world are available to healthcare professionals around the globe through centralized databases, ready to fire off alarms of new cases before it is too late. This data collection can only be done with the support of federal officials. If big tech gains access to medical data and patterns, they can support containment efforts by quickly pinpointing the source of illness within vulnerable communities. While this could present some data privacy and HIPAA compliance concerns if rushed, an organized effort between big tech and the federal government may be crucial to controlling this illness' spread.

    30 May 2020
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