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Title: Ethical Considerations for Movement Mapping to Identify Disease Transmission Hotspots.
Authors: de Jong, Bouke C.
Gaye, Badou M.
Luyten, Jeroen
van Boutenen, Bart
André, Emmanuel
Meehan, Conor J.
O'Siochain, Cian
Tomsu, Kristyna
Urbain, Jérôme
Grietens, Koet Peeters
Njue, Maureen
Pinxten, Wim
Gehre, Florian
Nyan, Ousman
Buvé, Anne
Roca, Anna
Ravinetto, Raffaella
Antonio, Martin
Issue Date: 2019
Citation: Emerging infectious diseases (Print), 25(7)
Abstract: Traditional public health methods for detecting infectious disease transmission, such as contact tracing and molecular epidemiology, are time-consuming and costly. Information and communication technologies, such as global positioning systems, smartphones, and mobile phones, offer opportunities for novel approaches to identifying transmission hotspots. However, mapping the movements of potentially infected persons comes with ethical challenges. During an interdisciplinary meeting of researchers, ethicists, data security specialists, information and communication technology experts, epidemiologists, microbiologists, and others, we arrived at suggestions to mitigate the ethical concerns of movement mapping. These suggestions include a template Data Protection Impact Assessment that follows European Union General Data Protection Regulations.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/29534
DOI: 10.3201/eid2507.181421
ISSN: 1080-6040
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
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