Public Attitudes Towards Government Imposed COVID-19 Digital Technologies

Welcome to our podcast on Public Attitudes Towards Government Imposed COVID-19 Digital Technologies. This is a podcast episode co-authored by Angela and Victor, where we discuss the recent implementation of the CoronaPas (Corona Entry Pass) in the Netherlands and public attitudes surrounding it. 

Touching on topics such as what it is, how it works, the value of the app as a preventative measure against COVID-19, and its play-off against the protection of public safety and provision of public freedom, we thank you for listening and feel free to get in touch if you would like to further unpack any of the themes discussed. 

Disclaimer: the opinions discussed in this podcast do not reflect the standpoint of Leiden University and its students or staff.

Additional Resources:

BNR. 27 September 2021. “NIET ALLEEN ONGEVACCINEERDEN ZIJN TEGEN CORONAPAS” (Accessed 28 September 2021)

Chiusi, Fabio. 24 September 2021. “Domestic COVID certificates: what does the evidence say?” (Accessed 13 October 2021)

De Jager, Niels. 27 September 2021. “Ook technici en muzikanten geraakt door boycot coronapas grote artiesten”. NOS. (Accessed 29 September 2021)

Hoedeman, Jan. Van Soest, Hans. 25 September 2021.”Hugo de Jonge: ‘Ik zie geen tweedeling door de coronapas, we komen juist weer samen” Het Parool. (Accessed 29 September 2021)

Parker, Imogen. 06 July 2021. “It’s complicated: what the public thinks about COVID-19 technologies”. Ada Lovelace Institute. (Accessed 29 September 2021).

Jones, Elliot. Parker, Imogen. 24 September 2020. “The NHS COVID-19 app: is it an enduring public health technology?” Ada Lovelace Institute. (Accessed 29 September 2021)

Government of the Netherlands. 2021. COVID Certificates: Frequent Problems and Solutions. (Accessed 25 September 2021)

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Image Credits: “Going to the restaurant in Mallorca in times of Covid-19: face mask and contactless menu with QR code” by verchmarco is licensed under CC BY 2.0