Cape Town - Fears about privacy and cybersecurity have been expressed following the announcement that the government was setting up a database to track anyone who might be carrying the coronavirus or who has been in contact with a carrier.
Cellphone companies have agreed to give the government subscribers’ location data. The data will be used to determine the estimated number of people with whom an infected individual has been in contact.
Cybersecurity expert at T-Systems SA, Lukas van der Merwe, said: “Under the act, the regulations can only be limited to the extent of the disaster; beyond that period it would be illegal.”
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