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High Acceptance of COVID-19 Tracing Technologies in Taiwan: A Nationally Representative Survey Analysis

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School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne 3010, Australia
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Department of Psychology, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan
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Unforgettable Research Services, Melbourne 3010, Australia
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Graduate Institute of Mind, Brain and Consciousness, Taipei Medical University, Taipei 110, Taiwan
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Academic Editors: Florian Fischer and Paul B. Tchounwou
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(6), 3323; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19063323
Received: 25 January 2022 / Revised: 7 March 2022 / Accepted: 8 March 2022 / Published: 11 March 2022
Taiwan has been a world leader in controlling the spread of SARS-CoV-2 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, the Taiwan Government launched its COVID-19 tracing app, ‘Taiwan Social Distancing App’; however, the effectiveness of this tracing app depends on its acceptance and uptake among the general population. We measured the acceptance of three hypothetical tracing technologies (telecommunication network tracing, a government app, and the Apple and Google Bluetooth exposure notification system) in four nationally representative Taiwanese samples. Using Bayesian methods, we found a high acceptance of all three tracking technologies, with acceptance increasing with the inclusion of additional privacy measures. Modeling revealed that acceptance increased with the perceived technology benefits, trust in the providers’ intent, data security and privacy measures, the level of ongoing control, and one’s level of education. Acceptance decreased with data sensitivity perceptions and a perceived low policy compliance by others among the general public. We consider the policy implications of these results for Taiwan during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the future. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19; tracking technologies; SARS-CoV-2; contact tracing; Taiwan; public health; health policy; privacy; privacy calculus COVID-19; tracking technologies; SARS-CoV-2; contact tracing; Taiwan; public health; health policy; privacy; privacy calculus
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Garrett, P.M.; Wang, Y.-W.; White, J.P.; Kashima, Y.; Dennis, S.; Yang, C.-T. High Acceptance of COVID-19 Tracing Technologies in Taiwan: A Nationally Representative Survey Analysis. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 3323. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19063323

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Garrett PM, Wang Y-W, White JP, Kashima Y, Dennis S, Yang C-T. High Acceptance of COVID-19 Tracing Technologies in Taiwan: A Nationally Representative Survey Analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(6):3323. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19063323

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Garrett, Paul M., Yu-Wen Wang, Joshua P. White, Yoshihsa Kashima, Simon Dennis, and Cheng-Ta Yang. 2022. "High Acceptance of COVID-19 Tracing Technologies in Taiwan: A Nationally Representative Survey Analysis" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19, no. 6: 3323. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19063323

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