The COVIDSafe App - Continuing the Conversation
This conversation follows on from various Pearcey roundtables and the Pearcey white papers (28 April 2020, 6 May 2020) about the deployment of the CovidSafe app. The speakers review the ongoing uncertainties and concerns with security, privacy and trust needed for the acceptance of this app within the community.
The deployment of the COVIDSafe app has raised a number of uncertainties on the issue of trust which underpins the acceptance of this app within the community. The Pearcey Foundation response was to bring together industry experts to consider the issues through a series of virtual roundtables and summarized in the two white papers in our attempt to give a balanced perspective on what has been a polarizing challenge for our sector.
Following the release of the papers, there has been much more ongoing discussion about introducing technology as a tool in controlling the pandemic. These discussions were both deep and broad. To summarize the ongoing discussions, this virtual round-table brought together three industry leaders to address the main areas of concern:
- Privacy - Dr Ian Oppermann, President, ACS
- Security - Mr Paul Gampe, Chair, Pearcey Queensland
- Adoption - Dr Elaine Saunders, Deputy Chair, Pearcey Victoria
The seminar was moderated by Ms Kelly Hutchinson, Deputy Chair, Pearcey Foundation. It also addressed questions submitted by attendees before the event.
Final comments form the Pearcey Foundation Chair, Wayne Fitzsimmons OAM.
The Pearcey Foundation is committed to open discussion respectful of the differing views surrounding the roll-out of the app and remains a supporter of COVIDSafe as a tool to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
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