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In my opinion, a version of this could be used successfully with not as much intrusion as the current app has. So at its current state, I do believe this is too intrusive. I don't think it is right that the college can know exactly where you are at any point, though I do understand why they are doing it like this, I would not want to be tracked in this way myself.
This question is interesting because I am bound to say yes I would accept it at my college. I feel like it doesn't concern me too much to the point where I would end up leaving Penn State in rebellion to the tracking of data. So yes, I would accept this, would I agree with it completely? No, not at all...
In a sense, the privacy of data is safety. So yes I do think that the privacy of data is more important than a possible outbreak of COVID19, especially when the people being affected would mostly be college students. If there was a data breach and all of this private data got out people could be hurt a lot worse than any other form of harm.
A more ethical way for this would be to have a couple of different forms of the app. Don't make it mandatory for everyone to use it, you could make it available for people who deem it necessary and have a less intrusive form of testing and tracking for those who feel violated by the original app.
This "new" app could be just a form of a dashboard, kind of like PSU has. It has all the cases and case numbers for tests distributed but doesn't actually intrude on personal information and privacy.
Below you will find updated COVID tuples and ER Diagrams from my last week's post.