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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