January 13, 2021 Feature

How Technology and Data Privacy Law Have Become Part of College Reopening Plans

By Titus Nichols

In March 2020, many educational institutions ended their semesters or converted to hybrid online courses due to the rising threat of COVID-19. Many educational leaders believed that the problem would be contained by the time students returned for fall semester. Unfortunately, August saw the country still locked in an ongoing public health battle and the hope of a viable vaccine was still months away. Therefore, college campuses across the country made the decision to utilize digital contract tracing to help mitigate and prevent the spread of COVID-19 to those returning students.

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