The use of technology has become a world trend, with the argument of combating the new coronavirus and the pandemic it has generated. Although the application of technology may reinforce preestablished public health policies, it is worrying that it may also be used for mass surveillance purposes.
In the previous article in the #Antivirus series I reflected on the importance of governance in times of health emergencies to develop effective technological solutions, and highlighted the low impact of local experiences in the development of technologies and open data. This is due to their lack of sustainability over time, which results in precarious information to help mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic. In this second chapter, I will point out the importance of developing technological solutions and discuss the worrying measures of social surveillance and control regarding personal data in adverse contexts.