In an effort to stem and track COVID-19 infections, various governments have turned to private entities to help create COVID-19 tracking phone solutions. For tech and telecommunication companies, the vendor opportunity could be a win-win to help battle the novel virus and bring in revenue as the economy falters.

“There’s a lot of motive if you are underutilized because it’s the right thing to do or to make your payroll,” noted Morrison & Foerster partner Miriam Wugmeister, whose practice includes privacy, data security, global risk and crisis management. “There’s a lot of motivation to do something that’s innovative,” she added.

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