HSE CovidTracker data will not be stored on government servers
Move to decentralised app model follows privacy concerns
The government changed its position on harvesting data from users of its Covid-19 tracking app after meeting with Apple, Google and other technology experts.
The deployment of a contact tracing app is viewed as a crucial tool in allowing social distancing restrictions to be relaxed, but the release has been delayed by several weeks.
The HSE’s CovidTracker App had initially been designed on a “hybrid model” which would have meant some personal data was stored...
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