Need an expert? COVID-19: the COVID Alert app

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2020

A phone with a COVID-19 app

Members of the media may directly contact the following expert:

Teresa Scassa (English and French)
Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy and Full Professor, Faculty of Law - Common Law Section

The COVID Alert app is now available in Ontario. It aims to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“As the app rolls out in Ontario, individuals will be asked to download it, and broad uptake is key to its success. This is an experiment – but it is one that aims to contain a disease which we know can spread wildly and at great personal and societal cost. Carefully calibrated metrics, and transparency about the successes or failures of the app should be part of this experiment.” – Professor Scassa

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