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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.

READ FULL ARTICLE: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6745376/stiff-penalties-for-app-privacy-breaches/

#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.

READ FULL ARTICLE: https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/morrison-says-coronavirus-app-data-will-be-kept-in-australia-20200424-p54n28.html

The sneaky ways police are able to track YOUR every move during the coronavirus lockdownsThe sneaky ways police are able to track YOUR every move during the coronavirus lockdowns

  • Australian Council for Civil Liberties is supporting the TraceTogether app rollout
  • President Terry O’Gorman backs COVID-19 tracing if privacy provisions enacted
  • Veteran criminal lawyer outlined how police can track Australians without app
  • They have easy access to metadata from mobile phones and bank card usage¬†

READ FULL ARTICLE: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8243447/How-police-monitor-Australians-coronavirus-COVID-19-lockdowns-mobile-phone-data.html

Coronavirus tracing app given thumbs up by independent cyber security agencyCoronavirus tracing app given thumbs up by independent cyber security agency

The head of an independent agency testing the security of the Government’s new COVID-19 tracing app says she will be downloading it, adding that she is “comfortable” with what she has seen so far.

READ FULL ARTICLE: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-21/cyber-agency-supports-security-coronavirus-tracing-app/12168136