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Google says data from Australia's Covid-19 contact-tracing app couldn't be reused or on-sold

By James Panichi
  • 16 Jun 2020 23:10
  • 17 Jun 2020 00:03
There are no circumstances under which Google would seek to monetize information gathered through the technology provided to the Australian government to run a Covid-19 contact-tracing app, a company spokesperson said today.

Appearing in a public relations webinar*, Google Australia’s Samantha Yorke said she could rule out any data from Google’s Application

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James Panichi

Senior Editor, Asia Pacific


James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the European operation of US political website Politico as an investigative reporter specializing in governance, transparency and lobbying.

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