• COVID-19
  • Information/System


The use of personal data is indispensable for measures against infectious diseases, such as information disclosure of the occurrence status. Tracing technology that combines location information and card payment information has also been put into practical use. On the other hand, in some countries including Japan, due to privacy concerns, it may not be possible to provide or collect information completely. This project examines the desirable use of mobile phone-related technologies, especially location information and Bluetooth, which can be technically implemented, for the control of infectious diseases. The objective of this project is to provide a framework for appropriate use of technology and policymaking through multifaceted and interdisciplinary studies from the perspective of information engineering and ELSI, including the protection of privacy and human rights. We will make legislative proposals and develop guidelines that can be used to formulate evidence-based policies. We will also promote social dialogue in areas where consensus building is difficult, and contribute to international rulemaking.

・R&D Period: September 2020 - March 2024 (in progress)
・Grant Number: JPMJRX20J5


Professor, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, The University of Tokyo

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