Review of digital apps developed as a public-health response to COVID-19

2022-05-06T22:29:47+05:30May 1st, 2022|

To combat the impact of COVID-19, digital technologies like mobile apps have been utilized by countries worldwide for contact tracing, monitoring, dissemination of preventive strategies and surveillance. This has further led to an increase in concerns over negative effects of these apps on an individuals’ privacy. The objective of this paper is to review the features and privacy framework of the existing COVID-19 apps and provide guidance on how these apps are integrated into COVID-19 control approaches to help prepare for future pandemics.