COVIDSafe app evaluation dudded by multiple redactions

An independent evaluation of the Australian government’s heavily promoted COVIDSafe app has been released under freedom of information laws but has been heavily redacted, with only minimal information open to public scrutiny.

The report was required under Privacy Act regulations and was written by research consultancy Abt Associates with technical assistance from Bdna. While a draft was completed last December, it took an FOI request by the Canberra Times for it to be released.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: COVIDSafe


0 # Brian Dunstan 2021-07-27 09:51
I've often wondered why there aren't more questions about the app during the daily COVID press conferences.
No doubt we would have heard about it if App data had proved useful.
The government seems to have given up on it prematurely. I expect we didn't get sufficient uptake and for those of us who downloaded it, there was always a lack of clarity around what was required for the app to be "Active".
It's disappointing. The money has been spent for no result and an opportunity has been missed.

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