Asia to fore in apps aimed at limiting spread of Covid-19

Many involve detailed data collection that may not be legal in EU nations given GDPR concerns

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
29th March, 2020
Asia to fore in apps aimed at limiting spread of Covid-19
In Singapore, the TraceTogether app is tracking the movements of virus patients

Efforts to use technology to limit the spread of coronavirus continue apace globally. Singapore is using an app to aid in its efforts to track the movements of virus patients.

The app, which is being made free to developers worldwide, is called TraceTogether. It allows short-distance bluetooth signals to connect devices in the same general area.

Detailed records are subsequently stored on a user’s phone for 21 days at a time. If a user is...

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