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UK ICO Releases Its Opinion on Apple and Google Partnership to Build COVID-19 Contact Tracing Technology

Elizabeth Denham, the UK Information Commissioner, has released an opinion in response to the joint effort announced by Apple Inc. and Google LLC to enable the use of Bluetooth technology to help governments and health agencies reduce the spread of COVID-19 by building contact-tracing technology into iOS and Android smartphones.

Opinion concludes that the “Contact Tracing Framework” (CTF) being developed supports data protection principles. The approach taken by the Information Commissioner in her opinion highlights the pragmatic leadership demonstrated by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in enabling organizations to process personal data for the purposes of combatting COVID-19.

Source: UK ICO Releases Its Opinion on Apple and Google Partnership to Build COVID-19 Contact Tracing Technology

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