Personal Privacy is a hot topic as we venture into level one here in New Zealand. Contact tracing will become increasingly important as we start to move around more and start to open our borders.
The question is how do we contact trace but also keep the security and privacy high for each individual signing in and checking in.
If you walk around town, there are various contact tracing methods used. Some still using pad and paper, with a commonly used pen, and the ability for anyone with a smart phone to capture a photo of all of the contact details of the 30 people who've signed in before them.
With Traceable and our design principles we've always maintained security and privacy to be a top priority for kiwis as well as accessibility.
Making sure anyone, with or without a smart phone, with or without an ID can sign in and that it can be secure and used only for contact tracing purposes.
Giving the organisation or business that is using Traceable Pro confidence that they are adhering to government requirements for contact tracing, while maintaining personal privacy for their visitors and staff. This requirement is over and above the individual location tracking tool provided by the government.
To ensure we are walking the walk, we've subjected Traceable Pro to a 3rd party penetration test. Essentially they are checking for any and all ways that the solution could be hacked, accessed unlawfully etc. This goes down to the quality of our code and the structures we've put in place to ensure the data captured remains secure and private and only used for contact tracing purposes.
We're happy to report that the test has come back positive - we've passed all penetration tests
In addition to help kiwis and kiwi businesses understand what each contact tracing solution provides, the privacy commission has undertaken a review which can be found here.