The new rule applies in people's houses, pubs and restaurants and in private gardens. Children under 12 are excluded and won't count towards the six-person rule – this is an exception to the rule that hasn't been considered in England and has irked MPs. … [Read more...] about Gazumping Nicola Sturgeon beats Westminster to the punch again as she launches ‘Protect Scotland’ contact-tracing app while tech for England and Wales is still in testing phase after home-grown software failed
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BENGALURU: Indian IT and business process management companies such as Cognizant and Genpact are flagging risks related to the prospect of data protection policies in the country, saying it could impact their businesses and expose them to increased regulatory scrutiny.India is considering a draft data protection bill that suggests critical personal data of Indian users held by digital and global firms be stored and processed only in the country. The draft was part of the recommendations made by a panel on data protection led by former Supreme Court judge Justice Srikrishna.The suggestion has concerned global giants which say the cost associated with collecting and managing the user database will be considerable.IT and BPM firms possess data from employees and clients in the country, and stricter rules governing their location and storage could raise their costs, they have warned.“The Digital Information Security in Healthcare Act (DISH) is under consideration in India, which … [Read more...] about As government tightens data rules, IT firms flag risks
Washing hands, maintaining social distance and wearing masks are essential for limiting the spread of Covid-19, and they're likely to diminish the spread of seasonal colds, as well. Doctors have seen far fewer colds and illnesses than usual among children who adhered to strict safety measures since last spring, Tothy said. … [Read more...] about So your kid has a Covid-19 symptom. What do you do now?
The server database will not be necessary because each phone will keep an individual log of the bluetooth profiles someone has come close to. These will then be linked anonymously to people's NHS apps and alerts can be pushed through that even after the person is out of bluetooth range. … [Read more...] about Long-awaited NHS Covid contact-tracing app will FINALLY launch in England and Wales in two weeks, Department of Health announces – a day after Sturgeon launched it in Scotland
How many people need to download the app for it to be effective?The Scottish government has pointed to an Oxford University study, which claims that even with an uptake of just 15%, a contact tracing app can drive down infections by about 8% and deaths by about 6% - if it is part of a manual track and trace strategy. … [Read more...] about Scotland’s new tracing app: What you need to know about Protect Scotland