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  • Culture shapes willingness to share personal data to reduce COVID-19 spread

    Portrait of Junghwan Kim outside a university building.

    Junghwan Kim, a graduate student in geography and geographic information science at the U. of I., co-led a study of people’s attitudes toward sharing their geographic data with public health officials.   

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor’s notes

    To reach Junghwan Kim, email
    To reach Mei-Po Kwan, email or

    The paper “An examination of people’s privacy concerns, perceptions of social benefits, and acceptance of COVID-19 mitigation measures that harness location information: A comparative study of the U.S. and South Korea” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.3390/ijgi10010025