Ian Bremmer: How COVID-19 Response Could Impact Civil Liberties

Ian Bremmer: How COVID-19 Response Could Impact Civil Liberties | Big Tech, Privacy | GZERO World

Ian Bremmer examines big tech's role in helping to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, and provides historical examples of expansion of government power in times of crisis, including the 1918 flu pandemic, the Sedition Act, and the 9/11 attacks. At a critical moment when both tech companies and the government are extending their reach and power, a tradeoff could emerge on the balance of safety and civil liberty.

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