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The launch of the COVID-19 tracer App

COVID-19 tracer app launched:
Institute develops principles on privacy and data use

The launch of the COVID-19 tracer App on Sunday evening has generated widespread discussion and some public concern continues over its use. The Institute has responded by developing nine draft principles on communication, privacy and data use which could help inform future legislation to be enacted around the App.

As healthcare, technology and information professionals, we adhere to the medical principle of ‘first do no harm’ and believe a contact tracing app that is private and secure has the potential to be Australia’s digital vaccine against COVID-19 spread

We’d like input from our expert Fellows and Members and the wider digital health community before the principles are finalised. Please take a few minutes to download the Principles (pdf) and complete the consultation survey before 5pm Friday 1 May.

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