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Daily Dashboard | COVID-19 contact-tracing updates from Canada, Ireland, UK and US Related reading: Sens. introduce biometric information privacy bill

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Countries around the world continue to grapple with COVID-19 contact-tracing apps and their privacy applications. Here are the latest developments regarding the deployment of those apps:

  • In an op-ed for the Guardian, Open University Professor John Naughton discusses the U.K.'s shortcomings in rolling out a contact-tracing program.
  • BreakingNews.ie reports Northern Ireland is set to launch its COVID-19 tracing app, Stop Covid NI, within the next week.
  • Canada rolled out the beta test for its COVID-19 exposure notification app, according to IT World Canada, but privacy advocates remain skeptical about its functions and overall usefulness.
  • In the U.S., KOB4 reports New Mexico's COVID-19 monitoring and contact-tracing efforts are being stymied by a lack of available contact tracers.

Editor's note: The IAPP Resource Center compiled global privacy updates on its COVID-19 Guidance and Resources page.

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