Privacy hawks willing to see how new contact tracing project plays out | TheHill


Privacy hawks say they’re keeping a close eye on a new project tied to contact tracing that involves Apple and Google, warning that information gathered on Americans must remain limited to fighting the coronavirus.

The two companies earlier this month announced their joint effort to create a software package for public health organizations that would allow them to develop contact tracing apps.

The apps will create a list, kept on individuals’ phones, of people they have come into contact with over a roughly two-week period. If an app user becomes infected with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, they can choose to share the diagnosis with a centralized database operated by the public health service.

Source: Privacy hawks willing to see how new contact tracing project plays out | TheHill

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