Australian coronavirus contact tracing app voluntary and with ‘no hidden agenda’, minister says | Technology

The Covid trace app is “entirely voluntary”, will not be a surveillance device and is designed to speed up coronavirus testing, the government services minister, Stuart Robert, has said. “It is a big team Australia moment,” he said. “When this app is released in the next week or two we Continue Reading

EU wants voluntary, privacy-based virus-tracking mobile apps – Security – Software- Tempemail

Mobile apps used by EU countries to help contain the spread of the coronavirus should comply with the bloc’s privacy rules and seek people’s consent to use personal data, but exclude location data, the European Commission said on Thursday. The EU executive’s recommendations are part of a unified European approach Continue Reading

1.5m Israelis using voluntary coronavirus monitoring app – Benchmarking Change- Tempemail

Around 1.5 million Israelis have downloaded a mobile app in the past week that alerts users who have crossed paths with a coronavirus patient, according to the Health Ministry, helping to improve tracking of the pandemic. The app “HaMagen” – Hebrew for The Shield – is sparking interest from abroad Continue Reading

Ireland to roll out voluntary phone tracker app to tackle coronavirus – Software- Tempemail

Ireland’s government is to roll out a voluntary phone-tracking app to alert users if someone they have been in contact with develops COVID-19, its health service said on Sunday, two weeks before the pandemic is expected to peak in the country. The phone app, which will keep track of people Continue Reading

M&C Saatchi exodus continues as CEO and CCO take voluntary redundancy- Tempemail

M&C Saatchi has lost more senior figures with the departure of its chief executive and chief creative officers. The troubled agency network confirmed to Tempemail that it had accepted voluntary redundancy requests from chief exec Giles Hedger and top creative Justin Tindall. Their departures follow last week’s shock exit of Continue Reading