NZ is introducing mandatory record keeping to help contact tracers. But is the data protected enough?

by Dr Andrew Chen
Crowd of people walking street wearing masks during covid19 coronavirus pandemic

By Dr Andrew Chen, published in The Conversation on 3 September 2021

From 11:59pm on Tuesday September 7, every person in Aotearoa New Zealand over the age of 12 will be required to keep a record of their whereabouts, either by scanning QR codes or signing paper registers many businesses and event organisers will have to provide.

Mandatory record-keeping is part of an effort to strengthen contact tracing, in response to low numbers of people who were scanning or signing in before the current Delta outbreak and lockdown. Read more…

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