Reclaim the Net

Ever since contact tracing apps started to be implemented around the world as a way to keep the Covid pandemic at bay, privacy and civil rights advocates have been warning that this type of personal data collection could easily prove prone to abuse.

And as the example of Australia’s Western Australia state shows, not only have false promises been made that data collected by the SafeWA app would be used only for infectious disease tracking – the app was released and used nearly 250 million times before it was legally defined through a bill.


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