Australia’s coronavirus tracing app’s data storage contract goes offshore to Amazon

The ABC’s online news this morning included an article headlined:

Your response should be, “So what?”

Where do you think banks store their data? Some government departments also store their data offshore.

Another question you should ask is, “What is the incremental risk?”

In other words, what additional data is being held offshore that is not there already in some form?

Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple already know everything about us, except for one thing:

  • Who are the altruistic Australians who have installed the tracing app?

These are the people who have decided that it’s better to help family, friends and Australians generally rather that fixate on possible privacy risks.

Conversation overheard from a man dying in ICU: “At least they didn’t get my data!”






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