Americans Favor Aggressive Coronavirus Measures Poll Finds: Majorities back cellphone tracking, mandatory screenings and patient registries to curb virus spread

We can only assume that the cell phone company lobbyists have already been summoned to the White House and by members of Congress.”

(From The Wall Street Journal)

The Harris survey, which was conducted online between March 28-30, reveals that 60% of adults back giving government officials access to anonymized cellphone location data to establish whether Americans are complying with social-distancing instructions.

The poll also finds that 71% of Americans would be willing to share their own mobile location data with authorities to receive alerts about their potential exposure to the virus—for example, if they were near a suspected or known coronavirus carrier.