Preserving privacy while addressing COVID-19
Microsoft has joined with national, state and local healthcare authorities and providers, researchers, non-profit organizations and governments around the world on our shared mission to develop solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company has partnered with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on a Coronavirus self-checker tool, worked directly with hospitals to protect them from ransomware, launched a Coronavirus tracker on Bing, provided AI to decode immune system response to COVID-19 and will continue to embark on many other scientific, technical and logistical efforts to help the global community navigate new challenges and needs. As countries and companies focus on technologies such as tracking, tracing and testing to fight the pandemic, it's critical that we also protect people's privacy. Microsoft is offering seven principles as ideas to consider as we move into the next phases of helping to fight this pandemic.