Privacy must be foremost in efforts to track and trace COVID-19, says B.C. watchdog

B.C.’s information and privacy commissioner says it’s appropriate for government and businesses to collect personal information to track the coronavirus, but only if it’s done right. It comes as government … Read More

What is coronavirus contact tracing and how important is it as Canada reopens?

Contact tracing is one of the key tools necessary to quell COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, according to experts. As provinces and territories reopen slowly and by … Read More

Trudeau says Ottawa ready to help ramp up COVID-19 testing in Ontario, Quebec

The federal government is ready to help provinces massively scale up their COVID-19 testing capacity to fend off a potential second wave of the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau … Read More

Coronavirus contact tracing app ready for rollout, says Montreal AI institute

One of the world’s leading artificial intelligence research institutes is ready to offer governments across Canada a contact-tracing smartphone application for COVID-19 infections that it promises will protect users’ personal … Read More

As Canada reopens, are we ready for a ‘second wave’ of coronavirus infection?

National and provincial parks are set to gradually reopen across Canada, some businesses are opening their doors, and even restaurants in Alberta might soon be taking reservations. But as we … Read More

South Korea promises more privacy as it tracks contacts of new coronavirus cases

South Korean health authorities said on Thursday they would revise their practice of publicizing the travel routes of coronavirus patients due to fears of a backlash against people who attended … Read More

Doug Ford calls for a national strategy on contact tracing of COVID-19 cases

TORONTO – Ontario’s premier is calling for a national strategy on contact tracing. Doug Ford says he spoke with Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland on Monday about the matter and … Read More

Coronavirus: Apple, Google to ban location tracking in joint contact tracing system

Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google on Monday said they would ban the use of location tracking in apps that use a new contact tracing system the two are building … Read More

Consent for coronavirus tracing apps must be ‘meaningful’, Canada’s privacy watchdog says

The federal government must obtain “meaningful consent” from Canadians if it wants them to use any future smartphone app to digitally track coronavirus cases, the country’s privacy commissioner says. In … Read More

India’s new coronavirus contact tracing app will be mandatory for all workers

India has mandated that all public and private sector employees use a government-backed Bluetooth tracing app and maintain social distancing in offices as New Delhi begins easing some of its … Read More

Coronavirus tracing app proves popular in Australia, with more than a million downloads

More than a million Australians rushed to download an app designed to help medical workers and state governments trace close contacts of COVID-19 patients, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s approval … Read More

Blaine Higgs suggests N.B. could be first province to reopen as no coronavirus cases reported Thursday

New Brunswick’s premier suggested on Thursday that the province could be among the first areas in Canada to reopen, saying that if things continue to improve a decision could come … Read More

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