Taiwan collars coronavirus quarantine scofflaws with smartphone geo-fences. So, which nation will be next?

Just don't let your battery die or you'll have to explain it to the police

The Register
Date:= 24 Mar 2020
By: Thomas Claburn in San Francisco 

Taiwan, in an effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, has implemented a geo-fence using people's mobile phones.

This technology alerts authorities when quarantined individuals leave their designated shelter locations or turn off their mobile devices.

According to Reuters, Taiwan appears to be the first country to use mobile location data as a quarantine compliance mechanism.

That may or may not be the case. Singapore has implemented a system whereby quarantined individuals are required to stay home and to click on links in SMS messages from health authorities that report their cellphones' location, thus confirming they are indeed at home.   [FULL  STORY]

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