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Liz Grimwood-Taylor

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Contact tracing apps have become a new weapon in our arsenal as we battle COVID-19. But not everyone sees eye-to-eye on these apps and different jurisdictions are taking divergent approaches. What are contact tracing apps? Contact tracing apps are applications which keep track of an individual smartphone user’s real-life interactions with, or proximity to, other smartphone users (the individual’s contacts). Their primary aim is to ensure that – if the individual is suspected or confirmed…

On December 17, 2019, The Australian Human Rights Commission unveiled a Discussion Paper on Human Rights and Technology, which includes draft proposals to prevent discrimination driven by artificial intelligence (AI) and intrusive facial recognition. This follows the recent rejection of the Australian Government’s proposed facial recognition legislation by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) due to privacy concerns. The discussion paper proposes a National Strategy on New and Emerging Technologies for Australia to help…