Countries around the world continue to grapple with COVID-19 contact tracing apps and their privacy implications. Here are the latest developments regarding the deployment of those apps:
- Japan’s Personal Information Protection Committee released five recommendations on the use of contact tracing mobile apps in the fight against COVID-19, including obtaining consent for data collection and implementing a process for deletion.
- Those in the city of Noida who don’t have the Aarogya Setu contact tracing app on their smartphones will be fined or jailed, The Indian Express reports.
- The head of Australia’s Digital Transformation Agency, Randall Brugeaud, said the COVIDSafe contact tracing app is not properly recording data on iPhones, the Guardian reports.
- In a blog post by law firm Gilbert + Tobin, Australian data privacy experts offer suggestions to the government for drafting legislation that would ensure the success of the COVIDSafe-enabled contact tracing.
- Britain’s Isle of Wight has been designated a testing ground for a U.K. National Health Service contact tracing app aimed at limiting the transmission of COVID-19, Reuters reports.
- Two National Agency for the Promotion and Development of Technological Parks startups, Techgraph and Golden Corp. Algeria, developed applications to limit the spread of COVID-19. (Original post is in French.)
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