Contact-tracing app available

A mother said three girls kicked and punched her daughter in the head. Photo: File
The Rippl app could scan the QR code when entering and leaving. Photo: File
The Dunedin City Council is making contact tracing easier for Dunedin businesses in Level 2, through a secure mobile app called Rippl.

Enterprise Dunedin director John Christie said this week a few hundred licences had been bought for businesses to use, and the app was a free way for contact tracing to happen.

Once registered, businesses printed a QR code on a poster to display at the entrance to their premises, and those with the Rippl app on their phone - free for individuals - could scan the QR code when entering and leaving, Mr Christie said.

The app, created by Wellington software developer Paperkite, recorded where and when a person scanned in or out of a location.

‘‘We’re trying to make it easier for businesses; we know it’s a tough time.

‘‘Moving into Thursday, we were conscious of the need to get this out quickly - we want them to be up and trading. This helps with that.”

Interested businesses can contact the city council and individuals can download the free app.



How does this meet the requirement of needing to collect the details of everyone that visits?

I'm confused. Government guidance says we need to collect a name and more. This collects literally nothing as it is anonymous.

Not just anonymous to the business but anonymous to Rippl, anonymous to the contact tracers.

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