Apple and Google Join Hand on Coronavirus Contact Tracing Technology

Apple and Google Join Hand on Coronavirus Contact Tracing Technology

Apple and Google Join Hand on Coronavirus Contact Tracing Technology

Google and Apple say that their cross-platform tracing system will be rolled out in two phases.

Apple's collaboration with Google over a coronavirus contact tracing app is causing concern within the European Union, which is now pressing both companies to abide by EU privacy restrictions. Google Play was the medium used to provide the tracker because it is the only reliable system developed for getting software updates to an individual's Android phone promptly.

"Contact tracing apps can be useful to limit the spread of the coronavirus", said Breton.

Contact tracing has been considered a valuable tool by public health officials, especially to help contain the spread of this disease. "Apple and Google have a lot of work to do to convince a rightfully skeptical public that they are fully serious about the privacy and security of their contact tracing efforts", said Blumenthal.

It includes operating-system-level technology as well as application programming interfaces (APIs).

Google confirmed that a COVID-19 Tracker is now available on Android phones and other mobile devices via Google Play.

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The contact tracing system, when completed, will use Bluetooth to exchange unique codes between closely-located iOS/Android devices.

The development of Covid-19 apps aims at assisting countries with lifting their lockdown measures through tracking and alerting people who have been in proximity for a certain duration to an infected person, in order to get tested or to self-isolate. Users can then check their own logs in opposition to others anonymously.

An illustration of how and when users will receive a notification from the system. The message specifies where and when the user might've potentially been exposed to the carrier. And through these directions, the users will know if they should just watch for their symptoms, self-quarantine, or seek immediate testing.

Apple and Google haven't released a statement or comment in response to Blumenthal's remarks yet.

To be implemented, national apps have four preconditions; to be "voluntary, approved by the national health authority, privacy-preserving and personal data is securely encrypted, and dismantled as soon as no longer needed".

And again, transparency, privacy, and consent remain the most crucial factor while trying to save the world.

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