Why automation is key to contact tracing
Contact-tracing was one of the buzzwords of 2020 and Mark Tluszcz, co-founder and CEO at Mangrove Capital Partners, explores why automation could be key.
‘Privacy central’ – what our readers think of the NHS Covid-19 app
The NHS Covid-19 app went live today with an easy to use design that includes local risk levels. Here’s what our readers had to say about it.
ZOE Covid-19 Symptom Study app awarded £2m government grant
A £2million grant is to be given to the ZOE Covid-19 Symptom Study app by the UK government to support its data collection.
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Code for Ireland’s Covid Tracker app given to global public health project
The move would allow countries around the world to build their own app based on the code for Ireland’s Covid Tracker app.
House of Lords committee press for NHS Covid-19 app roll-out date
The managing director of the NHS Covid-19 app has a committee that the introduction of the technology is “urgent and important” but could not give a date.
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Reassurance on privacy of contact-tracing app remains ‘crucial’
Harriet Harman, chair of the joint human rights committee, has written to Matt Hancock requesting further information on how data will be used by the app.
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Government abandons contact-tracing app for Apple and Google’s tech
A parallel version of the NHS contact-tracing app using Apple and Google’s technology had been in the pipeline since early May.
Norway forced to backtrack on mass surveillance track and trace app
Norway has been forced to stop loading data to its national Covid-19 track and trace app after a ruling by the national data privacy watchdog.