Tell the PM: protect our privacy in the COVIDsafe app

Tell the PM: protect our privacy in the COVIDsafe app

Liberty Victoria is concerned that the COVIDsafe phone app does not adequately protect the privacy of Australians, and calls on the Prime Minister to enshrine the following commitments in legislation:.

  1. No compulsory or forced download of the app;
  2. The transfer of information upon identification of a positive case will be opt-in only;
  3. To be entirely transparent about how our deeply personal identifying information will be collected, stored, accessed and destroyed by government;
  4. None of the information collected by the app will be used for purposes other than the epidemiological control of COVID-19;
  5. Every trace of the app and its tracking ...

Liberty Victoria is concerned that the COVIDsafe phone app does not adequately protect the privacy of Australians, and calls on the Prime Minister to enshrine the following commitments in legislation:.

  1. No compulsory or forced download of the app;
  2. The transfer of information upon identification of a positive case will be opt-in only;
  3. To be entirely transparent about how our deeply personal identifying information will be collected, stored, accessed and destroyed by government;
  4. None of the information collected by the app will be used for purposes other than the epidemiological control of COVID-19;
  5. Every trace of the app and its tracking capabilities will be disabled as soon as is practicable from a public health perspective.

If you believe in an individual’s right to privacy, please email the Prime Minister to commit guaranteeing these commitments in legislation.

Julian Burnside QC, President, Liberty Victoria

 

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The COVID-19 phone app aims to allow authorities to trace contacts of people diagnosed with the virus.

Liberty Victoria supports the use of technology to protect the health of the community but believes the phone app shouldn't be downloaded until Prime Minister has committed publicly and clearly to 5 undertakings that will ensure the tracing app will be private, secure and not used for any other purpose.

 

 

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