The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our societies, global finance, health systems, employment and state services. It the rush to understand and control the virus, as well as manage and mitigate its effects, new uses of data and emergent technologies have been developed at pace.
The grave threat posed by the virus has meant societies have accepted an unprecedented incursion of liberty and rights in the face of a clear social need. We’ve explored the conditions for the legitimacy of these new technologies through a rapid, online public deliberation, held during the first lockdown.
In addition, we have undertaken rapid and rolling research and discussion events into the ethics and efficacy of contact tracing, ‘immunity’ and vaccine passports and symptom trackers, as well as monitoring their emergence, uptake and regulation around the world.
An evidence review and expert deliberation of the practical and ethical issues around digital vaccine passports and COVID status apps
A resource for monitoring the development, uptake and efficacy of global attempts to utilise smartphones and other digital devices for contact tracing
A tracker collating developments in policy and practices around vaccine certification and COVID status apps as they emerge around the world.
Research into how the accelerated adoption of data-driven systems amidst COVID-19 might have affected inequalities
Exit through the App Store?
COVID-19 rapid evidence review
From the Ada blog
Why it's essential to explore the evidence, risks and benefits of vaccine passports and COVID status apps before any potential roll out
The hidden, and unfairly distributed, costs of convenience on gig economy workers
New forms of technology are coming. How do we ensure they’re deployed in a way that conforms to equality regulation?
What can we learn about successful approaches to COVID-19 technologies from the devolved nations of the UK?
Tracking public and private applications of public health identity systems and collating and monitoring as details emerge into the public domain.
Findings from an expert workshop exploring lessons learned from data-driven initiatives that emerged in response to COVID-19.
Lessons to assist Government and policymakers navigating difficult dilemmas when deploying data-driven technologies to manage the pandemic
Findings of a public online deliberation project on attitudes to the use of COVID-19 related technologies for transitioning out of lockdown
An update to the COVID-19 rapid evidence review: Exit though the App Store?
A rapid evidence review of the technical considerations and societal implications of using technology to transition from the first COVID-19 lockdown
COVID-19 rapid evidence review: Exit through the App Store?