Articles by Rohini Lakshane

Rohini Lakshané is a technologist and public policy researcher at The Bachchao Project. All views expressed here are her own. rohini [at] thebachchaoproject [dot] org/ Twitter: @aldebaran14

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the governments of Kerala, Karnataka, Punjab and Tamil Nadu, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and the National Informatics Centre (NIC) have released various mobile apps. Most of them are meant for one or more of these purposes:  Ensure compliance with quarantine rules Provide information about symptoms and healthcare, and updates about the outbreak Tracing of confirmed and at-risk cases Tracing contact history with confirmed and at-risk cases A slew of mobile apps and other Internet-based interventions have been released by governments and private entities around the world. Google’s Android application store…

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