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Jane Bambauer and Brian Ray on the Lost Promise of Digital Contact Tracing

– The Lawfare Podcast

Exploring the unfulfilled potential of contact tracing apps

In this podcast, Rozenshtein interviews law professors Jane Bambauer and Brian Ray about their paper titled, "COVID-19 Apps Are Terrible—They Didn't Have to Be."

"Despite the early hype, enthusiasm about these apps quickly fizzled, and even today, they remain underdeveloped and rarely used."

Noting the early enthusiasm about the potential benefits of technology in combatting the pandemic, this podcast explores why contact tracing apps did not become as central to public health as they might have done.

Alan Rozenshtein sat down with Jane and Brian to talk about why contact tracing never played more than a marginal role in managing the pandemic

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