The New York Times reports on the privacy pitfalls that come with COVID-19 symptom-tracking technologies being adopted by employers for employees. The tools, including biometric-based temperature screening, social-distancing wristbands and virus-screening questionnaires, have brought concerns over data collection, use and storage. American Civil Liberties Union Senior Policy Analyst Jay Stanley said society is "accepting encroachments on privacy" but urged a cautious approach "to make sure that they don’t outlast this crisis." Meanwhile, The Washington Post took an in-depth look at thermal scanners, including potential privacy issues.
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