Mega Thread for COVID-19 App discussions (Description Updated 27/4/20)
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Mod: Original Description:
… for a 'good cause'?
The Federal Government believes restrictions on the community could be eased in the months ahead if there's more testing, greater surveillance of those infected by the coronavirus and much faster tracing of those they've had contact with.
It is developing a mobile phone app with the private sector to help monitor Australians' daily interactions. The app will use the user's GPS to do so.
Edit : This is how the app will work according to the Government Services Minister :
When you download it, you will be reuquired to enter:
- your name
- your age range
- your postcode
- your phone number
He said when people were within 1.5 metres for 15 minutes, the app via Bluetooth, would record the other person's name and phone number.
"It would stay securely encrypted on your phone," Mr Robert said.
"If I was confirmed positive, my data goes up to a central data store, only to state health officials, no-one else, and then they could rapidly call anyone I had been in close contact with."