Swiss Covid-19 contact tracing app ready for privacy testing - (SwissInfo via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Authorities have released the source code of the SwissCovid app to the public to allow experts to detect any risks to privacy before the official launch, as reported SwissInfo on Friday.

  • The National Cybersecurity Centre will receive the test reports sent by the public, and will review the submissions and make the necessary adjustments.

  • The app employs Bluetooth technology and the DP-3T system is decentralised with contacts and data stored on devices rather than on an external server.

  • The Swiss proximity tracking system is currently being tested by selected groups.

  • If parliament gives its approval, the application can reportedly be launched immediately.

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