You Shouldn’t Have to Give Google Your Data to Access a COVID-19 Test

Mason Marks writes, “Though accessible testing for the novel coronavirus is essential to slowing its spread, Americans should be suspicious of tech company involvement. … Facebook’s use of artificial intelligence to calculate suicide risk is another example. Developed with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the technology is now used primarily by Facebook and other private companies. (I discuss this and other examples in a new article, “Emergent Medical Data: Health Information Inferred by Artificial Intelligence,” that is forthcoming in the UC–Irvine Law Review.)”