11 April 2020 – Sought proposals for contact tracing apps

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Type of Intervention: Testing and tracing
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Dutch Government has asked businesses and experts to help come up with ideas for the development and use of apps in tackling COVID-19. In particular, the Government sought digital solutions that would help people trace their whereabouts (e.g. if they have been around anyone infected with COVID-19), and make it easier to report on health issues and keep in touch with their doctor from home.

Around 750 responses were recieved and are currently being assessed. Proposals had to meet a series of specific requirements, including ensuring personal data were not stored centrally or traceable to individuals.

The Government will be announcing what the possible apps will look like in the week before 28 April 2020.
Full details here: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/nieuws/2020/04/11/oproep-om-mee-te-denken-over-apps