The app uses Bluetooth to alert users if they spend 15 minutes or more within two metres of a user who subsequently tests COVID-19 positive.
24 Sep 2020 10:41 PM
The second phase of their “exposure notification” system automatically alerts people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus.
02 Sep 2020 4:03 PM
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology says only names and health status of consenting users will be shared with employers.
22 Aug 2020 8:44 PM
The law grants internal security agency Shin Bet permission to track cell phones for a three-week period on a case-by-case basis.
02 Jul 2020 7:39 PM
United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Secretariat Head Chengetai Masango said privacy should be paramount.
29 Jun 2020 8:17 PM
Earlier, the UK government had said the privacy controls that the app developed by the tech companies was unsuitable and ineffective.
18 Jun 2020 9:58 PM
In Germany, a person’s right to their own data even after death is rooted in the Constitution.
16 Jun 2020 7:04 PM
Norway currently has between 50 and 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
15 Jun 2020 9:57 PM
The government had controversially approved Shin Bet’s use of surveillance for the Covid-19 illness as an emergency measure in mid-March.
10 Jun 2020 10:05 PM
Most COVID apps access data from mobile devices such as contacts, photos, media, files, location data, camera and microphone.
09 Jun 2020 4:10 PM
It uses Bluetooth technology to detect when someone who downloaded the app has spent time near another app user who later tests positive.
21 May 2020 7:55 PM
France, Britain, Norway say government needs access data to combat virus whereas the tech firms say they are adhering to data privacy norms.
20 May 2020 4:21 PM
The Interactive Voice Response System will collect health data from landline and feature phone users and issue alerts from time to time.
06 May 2020 9:29 PM
Aarogya Setu, which runs on its own Application Program Interface or API, is not bound by international privacy protection norms
05 May 2020 8:32 PM
Backing for a pan-European app that was to keep data on a central server was stopped over criticism from a nation haunted by Nazi-era spying
26 Apr 2020 9:40 PM
Privacy concerns abound as independent developers cannot study the code
26 Apr 2020 4:40 PM
Now that the government is preparing to life the coronavirus lockdown, lawmakers will vote on allowing the app to continue tracking citizens
21 Apr 2020 7:04 PM
With this app, the data collected can be uploaded on the servers in real-time and analysed immediately.
17 Apr 2020 7:44 PM
17 Apr 2020 12:49 PM
The more people install the coronavirus tracing app on their phones, the more effective it becomes
15 Apr 2020 9:03 PM