COVIDSafe app

Woman using phone wearing face mask in public

There is a discrepancy between people's intentions to protect their privacy and how they behave when it comes to contact tracing apps, a new study says.

COVIDSafe app

Cybersecurity expert, Professor Sanjay Jha from UNSW Engineering, says that while there may be some concerns with the Government's COVIDSafe app, he is enthusiastic about it's ability to help health officials understand and tackle the spread of COVID-19.

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The contract tracing scheme will need to be amended to win the trust of those currently undecided, say UNSW experts.