Alberta plan to use smartphones to enforce quarantines raising privacy concerns - 2020-04-09

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F99.png Alberta plan to use smartphones to enforce quarantines raising privacy concerns April 9, 2020, Lauren Krugel, Canadian Press, National Observer

A privacy expert says Alberta's plan to use smartphone technology to enforce quarantines should come with a clear end date and detailed explanation of how data would be handled.

The move is one plank of a "relaunch strategy" outlined by Premier Jason Kenney in a televised speech Tuesday to get COVID-19 under control so that economic activity can resume.

"I was very clear that we intend to follow the lessons learned from successful countries like Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea to more quickly reopen our economy," Kenney told the legislature Wednesday.

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{{cite news | first = Lauren | last = Krugel | title = Alberta plan to use smartphones to enforce quarantines raising privacy concerns | url = https://www.nationalobserver.com/2020/04/09/news/alberta-plan-use-smartphones-enforce-quarantines-raising-privacy-concerns | work = Canadian Press | publisher = National Observer | date = April 9, 2020 | accessdate = April 9, 2020 }}