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The coronavirus contact tracing app won’t log your location, but it will reveal who you hang out with

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The federal government has announced plans to introduce a contact tracing mobile app to help curb COVID-19’s spread in Australia. However, rather than collecting location data directly from mobile operators, the proposed TraceTogether app will use Bluetooth technology to sense whether users who have voluntarily opted-in have come within nine metres of one another.

Authors


Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Abbas, R. & Michael, K. (2020). The coronavirus contact tracing app won’t log your location, but it will reveal who you hang out with. The Conversation, 16 April 1-4.

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 4

Volume


  • 16 April

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • The federal government has announced plans to introduce a contact tracing mobile app to help curb COVID-19’s spread in Australia. However, rather than collecting location data directly from mobile operators, the proposed TraceTogether app will use Bluetooth technology to sense whether users who have voluntarily opted-in have come within nine metres of one another.

Authors


Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Abbas, R. & Michael, K. (2020). The coronavirus contact tracing app won’t log your location, but it will reveal who you hang out with. The Conversation, 16 April 1-4.

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 4

Volume


  • 16 April

Place Of Publication


  • Australia