LeaveHomeSafe app data safe

February 12, 2021

(To watch the full press briefing with sign language interpretation, click here.)


Secretary for Food & Health Prof Sophia Chan today stressed that the LeaveHomeSafe mobile app will not send people’s data to the Government.


The Government may allow some previously closed premises to reopen and extend dine-in services at restaurants to 10pm from February 18. Patrons will also have to use the app or provide their personal information to keep a record of their whereabouts.


At a press briefing this afternoon, Prof Chan noted that some people are worried about the app’s data privacy.


“The fact is there is no issue of data privacy because the data would just be stored in the person’s phone. There is no platform that collects the data."


Prof Chan added that she is certain that the app will help prevent and control the epidemic if everyone co-operates.

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