Bloomberg  |  January 25, 2021

The hitch is that while Israel’s vaccination program has already produced encouraging observations, we don’t really know the full terms and implications of this deal. The data shared with Pfizer is “aggregated” epidemiological data — i.e., no “identifiable” individual information is given — to monitor the effectiveness of the vaccine in real-time, the company says, and a redacted version of the Pfizer agreement has been released by the Israeli government. But Lawrence Gostin, a law professor at Georgetown University, says it looks “as clear as mud.” Privacy experts say there are unanswered questions over how much data is being shared and how well it’s safeguarded, which matters after a global step-up in tracking and hacking.

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