Contact Tracing is playing a significant role in decreasing the spread of the COVID-19, by recognizing the individuals who have been contaminated by a coronavirus, and all the individuals that they have come into contact with, who could thus be possibly infected too.
Most governments around the globe have conveyed distinctive applications for COVID-19 contact following, with numerous states and the focal government having their applications, even though many people concerned about the privacy that is it safe for them or not.
Jennifer Granick, an ACLU surveillance, and cybersecurity council said:
“People will only trust these systems if they protect privacy, remain voluntary, and store data on an individual’s device, not a centralized repository”
Two of the biggest tech business around the world “Apple” and “Google” are cooperating to battle against the coronavirus, declaring another set of tools or you can say applications that could reliable for the majority of the cell phones the world over.
The new technology, set out in white papers distributed by Apple and Google on Friday, depends on Bluetooth wireless radio technology to assist telephones to communicate with each other, It takes notice and give warning to application users that the person you meet is corona infected individual or not.
Apple and Google going to build it directly on IOS and Android to help more people around the world. They may release these tools in May so people and public health authorities can use contact tracing technology to control the spread of COVID-19.
Both the companies state in a joint statement that after collaboration with developers, government and public health organizations, we trying to use the power of technology and help countries to slow down the spread of COVID-19 so things become back at places.
Google CEO “Sundar Pichai” and Apple CEO “Tim Cook” added their tweets on tweeter and said that “both companies are committed to working together on these efforts with transparency and consent”
Due to this coronavirus, the biggest rival of the technology world is coming together and create apps to help government and public health provide organizations as they don’t have any vaccine or other way to fight with this virus.
Both companies said:
“We believe that there has never been a more important moment to work together and solve this biggest crisis of the human world till now.”
Both the companies mentioned and highlighted people’s consent and protection of their data as a part of the project. So now, we have to wait for this Bluetooth wireless radio contact tracing technology until the two companies begin to release it.