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Digital Bytes: Contact Tracing Apps launching in APAC regions

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  • Australia launches its COVIDSafe Contact Tracing App, and accompanying draft special legislation designed to protect information collected by the app from misuse. The app has approximately 5.3 million downloads since its launch.
  • India is expanding its government-developed Aarogaya Setu contact tracing app to include all feature phone users. This will allow feature phone users to be easily contacted from a central helpline number.
  • The Thai government announced that it would soon launch a contact tracing app to contain the spread of the coronavirus. It has indicated that only the data of at-risk groups such as medical personnel, transport operators, migrant workers and entertainment venue employees would be collected.

Digital Bytes: Australia launches its COVIDSafe Contact Tracing App

Privacy, Safety, Security, Investment
Asia Pacific
Coronavirus, covid-19
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