Sunday, April 21, 2024
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NPC rejects suggestion of biz groups to suspend Data Privacy Act

In a strongly-worded statement, the privacy body said science and medical ethics dictate that publicly naming Covid-infected individuals is counterproductive and won’t help in decreasing the transmission of infection.

Think tank: Gov’t must adopt smart solutions to deal with pandemic, other risks

State think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) said both national and local governments should adopt smart solutions and invest in emerging technologies to deal with risks such as climate change, natural hazards, and the Covid-19 pandemic.

PH gov’t looking at SG-based contact tracing app to contain Covid-19

TraceTogether is a community-driven contact tracing app that works by exchanging short-distance Bluetooth signals between phones to detect other app users who are within about two to five-meter proximity.
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