PROTECTING PHARMACY AGAINST DATA BREACHESPROTECTING PHARMACY AGAINST DATA BREACHES

Despite debates about data privacy, three million Australians downloaded the new tracing app, COVIDSafe, within 72 hours of its launch by the Federal Government last month to help track the spread of coronavirus.

This rapid take-up suggests that many of us have become comfortable living with data “in the cloud” as we navigate our way around the web. We expect that our data will be protected, whilst we happily say ‘yes’ to cookies, do our banking online, and allow apps such as Twitter, Facebook and Skype to track our movements.

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Government announces stiff penalties for #COVIDSafe app privacy breachesGovernment announces stiff penalties for #COVIDSafe app privacy breaches

People caught making unauthorised use of the COVIDSafe app data, including transferring or storing it offshore, could face up to five years imprisonment under privacy safeguards contained in draft legislation.

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Technology to track COVID-19 raises fears of mass surveillanceTechnology to track COVID-19 raises fears of mass surveillance

Technology companies and experts are coming up with a variety of new methods, applications and tools to track the spread of COVID-19 in the United States, systems that could greatly help government plan and cope with the novel coronavirus.

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#Morrison says coronavirus app data will be kept in #Australia#Morrison says coronavirus app data will be kept in #Australia

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has given assurances data collected from the coronavirus contact tracing app will be kept in Australia, batting away concerns it could be collected by United States’ law enforcement agencies.

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