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Daily Dashboard | The latest COVID-19 contact tracing updates from Australia, India and UK Related reading: The ins and outs of workplace privacy law: A chat with Zoe Argento



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:

  • The U.K. National Health Service released the source code for the NHSX's contact tracing app with the aim of curbing privacy concerns, NS Tech reports.
  • EUobserver reports Amnesty International is warning EU member states that COVID-19 contact tracing and surveillance may not comply with human rights standards.
  • The Hindustan Times reports the Indian government has rolled out new protocols to regulate the country's COVID-19 contact tracing app, including the addition of a right to deletion.
  • CMO Australia explores the potential short- and long-term impacts of Australia's COVIDSafe app.
  • Also with Australia's COVIDSafe app, The Sydney Morning Herald reports Australian privacy advocates are voicing fresh privacy concerns about the app's centralized database.
  • CNET takes a look at contact tracing apps from the perspective of platform developer Vantiq.

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


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