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This COVID-19 tracing app, created and launched by the government has this week has received overwhelming support from the public. It’s also been approved by the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) after it was briefed on the technology behind the tracing app and the cyber security protections built into it.
The app uses Bluetooth to connect users in a given area and alert them of any updates on COVID-19 cases in their surroundings. App users can update their status on the app if they’re tested positive for COVID-19, to which state and territory health officials will:
All users that have been in contact with the
AIIA CEO, Ron Gauci said that “by encouraging all Australians to engage with the app, we can support state health contact tracing teams to help identify community clusters and secondary spread of the COVID-19 now we have flattened the curve.”
The AIIA strongly supports the use of the app as it “does not track your geo-location” and your personal information and cyber security concerns have been designed into the app and through government regulations.
Chair of the AIIA Robert Hillard likened the app “a digital vaccine with our contact data being the virtual antibodies.”
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