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Do we have to choose between privacy and health? And the key question: Should we choose between privacy and health? There is a notable difference between Western and Asian approaches with regard to combating the coronavirus pandemic. While Europe or the United States are focusing on reinforcing their hospitalisation and ICU services, China, South Korea and Singapore are working on preventing it.

These three regions have used or are using mobile technology to control an entire population, a strategy that violates the European GDPR (the most restrictive global data protection model) but which, in turn, is also rapidly controlling the contagion curve. It is not politics, it is science: mass surveillance works in the fight against pandemics.