On 16 June 2020 ICCL and our partners at Digital Rights Ireland made a submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on COVID-19. The Committee had been in touch with us to request information about the HSE’s proposed contact-tracing app.
We examined the background to data protection in the health service, and the history of the app to date. We then looked at whether there was evidence the app would actually work and whether it was necessary and proportionate (as required by human rights law).
We make 13 clear recommendations if the app is to go ahead.