Tech companies are proposing Canada use phone apps to track spread of coronavirus

Tech companies are proposing Canada use phone apps to track spread of coronavirus


Publication Title
Global News
Publication/Creation Date
April 3 2020
Creators/Contributors
Rachel Browne (creator)
Dilshan Kathriarachchi (contributor)
EQ Works (contributor)
Government Technology Agency Of Singapore (contributor)
University Of Montreal (contributor)
McGill University (contributor)
Valerie Pisano (contributor)
Canadian Civil Liberties Association (contributor)
Brenda McPhail (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description

A number of companies and researchers in Canada are in talks with or have put forward proposals to various levels of government to roll out apps that would use location or Bluetooth data to track people who may have come into contact with someone who tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19. 

A range of tracking apps and tools have been implemented in other countries around the world with the goal of tracing and slowing the spread of the virus, with varying degrees of transparency and oversight. Though privacy experts say the pandemic may warrant some extraordinary measures, they argue that such apps must be balanced against privacy considerations.

HCI Platform
Carryables
Location on Body
Hand
Marketing Keywords
TraceTogether, Bluetooth
Source
https://globalnews.ca/news/6772753/tech-companies-canada-phone-apps-tracking-coronavirus-spread/

Date archived
April 6 2020
Last edited
April 16 2020
How to cite this entry
Rachel Browne. (April 3 2020). "Tech companies are proposing Canada use phone apps to track spread of coronavirus". Global News. Global News. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/4338