Digital Contact Tracing: A Pragmatic Approach

The COVID-19 contact tracing apps have made the headlines recently and have been a widely debated topic, especially among privacy professionals.

Countries around the world have rushed to launch their contact tracing apps as part of their wider efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 and ease lockdown. Different countries have adopted their own strategies and contact tracing technologies, ranging from the use of proximity Bluetooth tracking, to geo-location, and facial recognition.

According to the COVID-19 Digital Rights Tracker, as of 13 May 2020, in response to the pandemic:

  • “Contact tracing apps are being used in 28 countries;
  • Alternative digital tracking measures are in use in 32 countries;
  • Physical surveillance technologies are in use in 10 countries.”

In Gemserv’s latest Thought Leadership Paper, Principal Consultant Natasha Singh reviews and discusses the UK digital contract tracing apps and the potential implications regards to privacy and digital ethics.

To read the full whitepaper, fill in the form below

  • This whitepaper is offered free of charge by Data Protection World Forum Ltd (DPWF) in association with Gemserv. When subscribing, you are asked to furnish certain limited information for registration and analytics purposes. Gemserv may contact you in connection with the whitepaper. You are also given the option of consenting to receive marketing communications from DPWF and/or Gemserv. You have the right at any time to withdraw your consent to the use of your personal data for such purposes and to have your data deleted. DPWF and Gemserv are joint controllers of your data for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 2018 and we refer you to their respective privacy policies below.

    View GDPR:Report's Privacy Notice here

    View Gemserv's Privacy Notice here

  •  

Join our free-to-attend digital event, Last Thursday in Privacy, addressing data protection, privacy and security challenges including working from home, COVID-19, global regulations and more. Visit https://digital.privsec.info/.

We have been awarded the number 1 GDPR Blog in 2019 by Feedspot.