- Solid evidence is lacking that contact-tracing apps used in Europe are successfully alerting individuals who may have come in contact with COVID-19, Reuters reports.
- The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada said it is possible the new COVID Alert app could allow some who test positive for the virus to be identified, CBC News reports.
- Meanwhile, The Star reports the contact-tracing app has been downloaded by 3.42% of Canadians, while experts said at least 60% of a population is needed for the app to be effective.
- In Brazil, the government-backed COVID-19 app has been updated with the Apple-Google exposure notification and is available to approximately 10 million users, ZDNet reports.
- Virginia launched the first COVID-19 contact-tracing app to be used in the United States, using Apple and Google technology, Reuters reports.
Editor’s note: The IAPP Resource Center compiled global privacy updates on its COVID-19 Guidance and Resources page.
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