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Covid Tracker App development documents published

The Department of Health and the HSE today published several documents as part of the development of the Covid Tracker App for Ireland.

The Data Protection Impact Assessment, the source code, the product explainer for the Covid Tracker App, and a series of app design and development reports are now available on the HSE website (https://www.hse.ie/!DW3Q7R).

“The design of Covid Tracker App has been informed by a robust development and testing programme,” said Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the HSE Fran Thompson

“The app development process here in Ireland has been led by the HSE and the Department of Health, in collaboration with the Government Chief Information Officer and An Garda Síochána, together with technical partners from the Irish private sector (Expleo, Nearform, Information Security Assurance Services Ltd. (ISAS), and EdgeScan) and scientific partners from Science Foundation Ireland.

“Results from our testing programme have shown that the app was able to accurately detect 72 per cent of close contacts using the Google Apple API.”

CEO of the HSE, Mr Paul Reid said “The app will be an important part of our testing and tracing measures going forward. The app will augment the existing contact tracing operations by quickly notifying users if they have been a close contact of a confirmed case, enabling users to record symptoms, and providing a trusted source of information about COVID-19.”

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