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Short Update: Australian government plans to bring in mobile phone app to track people with coronavirus

FairTrialsAdmin - April 30, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Surveillance

Australia soon will adopt a sophisticated mobile phone app that tracks coronavirus victims and the people they come in contact with. The federal government wants to introduce the app, now being used in Singapore. It will be part of a broader strategy to point to an exit from the tough COVID-19 restrictions which have shut businesses and confined millions to their homes. And while the app would be voluntary, its introduction could raise privacy issues and concerns it might later be used for surveillance. 

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