[LINK] Western Australia introduces new app to help with contact tracing
tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Fri Dec 18 08:39:28 AEDT 2020
On 16/12/20 9:35 am, David Lochrin wrote:
> ... Are those protocols protected by some form of intellectual-property rights?
The Apple pages with the protocol have a copyright notice on them, but I
am not sure if that applies to the protocol itself.
However, the similar Decentralized Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing
(DP-3T) protocol is open.
The privacy benefit of these protocols is that the list of where the
user has been is kept on their phone, not in a central database.
Wikipedia reports DP-3T is currently used by Austria, Belgium, Croatia,
Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Switzerland.
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