Supporting public health, building public trust:
Privacy principles for contact tracing and similar apps
Joint Statement by Federal, Provincial and Territorial Privacy Commissioners
May 7, 2020
The safety and security of Canadians is of grave concern in the current COVID-19 health crisis. The urgency of limiting the spread of the virus is a significant challenge for government and public health authorities, who are looking for ways to leverage personal information[i] to contain and gain insights about the novel virus and the global threat it presents.