This paper examines the difficulties that have arisen in Australia in the use of its contact-tracing app. We examine the privacy implications around the use of the app, the wider economic imperative, and the balancing of those concerns against the health threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. We posit that default options are superior in times of emergency and rather than begging for the adoption of lifesaving technology, we suggest that the evidence gathered by behavioral economists provides an apposite and powerful alternative worthy of consideration.
Recommended CitationDavid Morrison and Patrick T. Quirk, An Australian Conundrum: Genomic Technology, Data, and the COVIDSafe App, 33 Pace Int'l L. Rev. 43 (2020)
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