Care19 App Developer Says Not Only Would It Be Illegal for Him to Sell Data, the Data Collected Is ‘Completely Worthless’ to Marketers

A graphic urging North Dakotans to download the free Care19 app to help track coronavirus exposure.

One of the innovative things the State of North Dakota has done during the coronavirus pandemic is work with a Fargo-based developer ProudCrowd to create a contact tracing app.

Contract tracing is an epidemiological technique aimed at tracking where an outbreak is happening and who it is happening to so that policies can be targeted. This allows policymakers to better strike a balance between addressing an outbreak while not unduly burdening the public.

Tim Brookins is the founder of ProudCrowd, and on this episode of Plain Talk, he talks about how his app has helped during the COVID-19 outbreak, as well asĀ recent privacy concerns brought by another app developer.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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