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Unravelling the CoronaMelder

Donner, E.M.J. (2020) Unravelling the CoronaMelder.

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Abstract:In December 2019, the COVID-19 virus emerged in Wuhan, China – and on the 11th of March that same year, the WHO declared a pandemic. This pandemic has impacted our lives in profound ways, and all around the world people are looking for ways to battle this crisis. In doing so, many countries have turned to technological support tools, such as contact tracing applications. Contact tracing applications are meant to support the manual source and contact tracing and notify you if you have been close to a COVID-19 patient. A lot of attention has been paid to the ethical implications of the employment of tracing applications, while the process of how these applications have been developed is underexposed. However, these unique projects can offer us many insights in the interaction between governments, technology, and the public. Therefore, the aim of this thesis is to shed some light on the development process of these applications. This is done through a case-study of the Dutch COVID-19 tracing application: the CoronaMelder.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general, 88 social and public administration
Programme:Public Administration MSc (60020)
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