Charter schools in California to use blockchain system to fight COVID-19
New applications and measures being implemented by public health authorities around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic have sparked debate on how to balance biosecurity with individuals’ right to privacy.
In California, the Allied Charter Services Organization, which provides administrative support services to public charter schools, has chosen to roll-out an epidemic management system that prioritizes its users’ data privacy. Team.Care Network called, “The blockchain solution was developed by Healthcare Startup Solution. Run and run as a mobile application.”
Solve.Care states that the solution will help schools track potential COVID-19 risk in their community and should help them manage a return to in-person education in a more controlled and vigilant manner. Pradeep Goyal, CEO of Solve.Care notes that lawgivers in California have increasingly recognized the importance of data privacy rights and have established a legislative framework to help protect their residents:
“In recent years, Californians have shown their commitment to protect the privacy rights of citizens, although the state has introduced a welcome range of new policies such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the recently passed California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)). Now, in the first application of blockchain technology in day-to-day school settings, public California charter schools can create a safe space for students and employees, ensuring data privacy concerns. ”
As previously reported, a range of blockchain solutions to address problems such as worldwide COVID-19 exposure tracking, vaccine management, and virus-related data visualization by organizations including Nationals of Arizona State University of America, United Kingdom have been applied. Health Services and Government of Brazil.