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Source: Privacy Commissioner

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards is warning the hospitality industry against using contact tracing apps or web-based solutions that ask for too much personal information, including whether a customer has had Covid-19. Mr Edwards says his office has today published a stocktake of contact tracing apps that generally do a good job of helping a business meet their obligations under the health regulations. The apps we looked at work without being too intrusive or by putting sensitive information at risk. But if a bar or restaurant is asking a customer, as a condition of entry, to declare through a third-party app or website what, if any, medical conditions or symptoms they have, or any exposure to Covid-19, they could be at risk of breaching patrons privacy.