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Episode 66: Ann Cavoukian on Why Canadians Can Trust the COVID Alert App

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Episode 66: Ann Cavoukian on Why Canadians Can Trust the COVID Alert App
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As the second wave of COVID-19 seems to have arrived in many countries, the importance of measures such as social distancing, masks, testing, and tracing takes on increased importance. In Canada, the COVID Alert App is another important part of that toolkit. The app has been downloaded more than 4.5 million times and has been used to alert users to a potential exposure to the virus nearly 1,700 times. Despite the potential benefits, there remain many skeptics. Ann Cavoukian, a three-time Ontario privacy commissioner and one of Canada’s best known privacy experts, joins the Lawbytes podcast this week to talk about the exposure notification app and how it addresses potential privacy concerns.
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