November 29, 2021

Charter schools in California to use blockchain system to fight COVID-19

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The new applications and measures being implemented by public health authorities across the world during the COVID-19 pandemic have sparked debate over how to balance biosurveillance with individuals’ right to the privacy of their personal information.

In California, the Collaborative Charter Services Organization, which provides administrative support services to charter schools, has chosen to roll out a pandemic management system that prioritizes its users’ data privacy. Called “Team.Care Network,” the blockchain solution was developed by healthcare startup Solve.Care and runs as a mobile application.

Solve.Care said the solution will help schools to track possible COVID-19 exposure in their community and should help them to manage the return to in-person education in a more controlled, cautious manner. Pradeep Goel, CEO of Solve.Care, has noted that lawmakers in California have increasingly recognized the importance of data privacy rights and established a legislative framework to help protect their residents:

“In recent years, Californians have shown their commitment to protecting citizens’ privacy rights though the introduction of a welcome range of new policiesTitle: Charter schools in California to use blockchain system to fight COVID-19
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Published Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2021 14:00:00 +0000