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:
- Apple and Google announced authorities from 23 countries have sought access to the companies' contact tracing technology, Reuters reports.
- The two companies also announced the launch of "Exposure Notification" technology designed to inform individuals they have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 in a privacy-preserving manner.
- The British government continues to have discussions with Apple and Google about their contact tracing technology, Reuters reports.
- Balkan Insight reports on the privacy concerns surrounding the Slovakian government's contact tracing app.
- Norwegian tech professionals said the government's contact tracing app does not adequately protect citizens' privacy, Tech Xplore reports.
- Philippines National Privacy Commissioner Raymund Liboro issued a statement on the guidelines available for contact tracing efforts in the country.
- U.S. Rep. Raymond Crews, R-La., introduced a resolution to protect citizens' privacy rights as contact tracing begins in Louisiana, KATC News reports.
Editor's note: The IAPP Resource Center has compiled global privacy updates on its COVID-19 Guidance and Resources page.
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