Many states are using data in innovative ways to tackle the spread of the coronavirus. From track and trace capabilities to the use of telecommunications data for quarantine enforcement, we highlight some of these data-driven national responses and discuss potential implications.
As the UK remains in its lockdown phase, the demand for electronic devices to work and engage in social contact is booming. This widens the target population for fraudsters in a substantial way, allowing them to adjust scams which play on people’s deepest fears.
A British defence secretary has been dismissed over allegations that he leaked a government discussion about the market access which China’s telecommunication giant Huawei may obtain in the UK. But there are other lessons from this episode.