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Updated: Canada scraps COVID Alert app after two years

Canada’s COVID Alert smartphone app, developed during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic to warn people when they’ve been in close contact with a...

CIO Strategy Council seeking input on proposed standards for responsible use of contact tracing data

The CIO Strategy Council is putting the call out to its stakeholders to provide input on its latest proposed standard for the responsible use of contact tracing and monitoring data in the workplace.

COVID Alert gets increased precision as second wave looms

The COVID Alert exposure notification app gets a new feature to help slow down virus spread as Canada prepares for wave 2.

Nova Scotia and PEI will adopt COVID Alert, says Health Canada

Two more Canadian provinces adopt the Covid Alert app.

Ontario’s construction industry shows supports for COVID-Alert, but also seeks wearable alternative

Despite broad support from the Construction and Design Alliance of Ontario (CDAO) and the Construction Employers Coalition (CEC), members of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) remain convinced that without a wearable component to the app, COVID Alert can't be used by construction workers.

Usefulness, adoption rate are still questions as Canada launches beta test of COVID-19 app

Most exposure notification apps around the world are struggling with privacy, technical issues a survey suggests

Canadian political leaders need to get behind COVID-19 app, says expert

A University of Waterloo panel told that high adoption rates will depend on transparency and leadership. Read why

Cavoukian, colleague spar on need for sunset laws for COVID apps

A recent privacy panel saw differing views on the importance sunset laws during the pandemic.

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