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Tom Chavez

Switchbit is now Ketch

The Swithbit team is driven by a belief in two key principles. First, privacy is an essential human right that all businesses should have the ability to respect and enforce. Second, data is property. Like land and other physical property, data must be protected and controlled according to the time, terms, and conditions of its […]

Part 3: Privacy-Preserving Contact Tracing at Scale

As I previously discussed in Part 1 and Part 2, to defeat COVID-19 we’ll need effective contact tracing — but in order to win widespread buy-in for digital tracing, we must also commit to zealously defending users’ privacy rights. In Part 3, I’ll map out the path to privacy-preserving and effective contact tracing at scale. Watch the third video explainer, then […]

Part 2: What’s Holding Back Contact Tracing Success?

In Part 1,  I explained that for contact tracing to achieve the requisite adoption levels in America, tracing technologies must be accompanied by robust privacy protections. So what does it take for Americans to lay their personal data on the line in the name of public health? Watch the second video in our series below. […]

Part 1: Will Contact Tracing Work?

It’s the question of the day: will contact tracing work? The short answer is yes, if we do it right. And since doing it right involves data privacy, data security, and data management –– right up our alley at Ketch –– we created a three-part series on contact tracing challenges and solutions . To kick off Part […]