New “privacy preserving” technology is approaching from Apple and Google that can help bring more awareness to COVID-19 cases. These company’s tech giants are working hard to release this technology that allows states to send notices about COVID-19 directly to smartphones. Of course, people will have the option to opt in or out of this new technology.
Older versions were similar to this new technology, but only allowing people to check in to a state health agency’s app.
If someone using the new technology test positive for COVID-19; once they enter the positive result into the system, phones that opted in and came in close contact would be notified immediately.
The Apple-Google technology ensures that they will not collect any personal health details or track users locations, making this idea attractive to other parts of the world like Europe.