New legislation imposes stronger privacy protections on Australia’s planned contact-tracing app.
“The Australian government’s coronavirus tracing app will have stronger privacy protections under legislation which has passed Parliament,” reports The New Daily.
“People found accessing the data without authorization will face up to five years’ jail and fines of $63,000.
Businesses refusing to serve people because they haven’t downloaded the app will face the same penalties, along with anybody who tries to force someone to sign up.
The new privacy protections also make it a crime to store data outside Australia or communicate the information to someone overseas.”