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Governments across the world are reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic in various ways, including by limiting civil liberties and freedom of movement. To many key decision makers, the deployment of new technologies is key to the safe lifting of current public health restrictions. Among the technologies being developed are contact tracing apps which seek to automate the labor intensive task of containing the spread of the virus.

Contact Tracing In Turkey

In collaboration with the Information Technologies and Communication Authority and all mobile phone operators, the Turkish Ministry of Health has launched a mobile contact tracing app called “Hayat Eve Sığar” (Life Fits into the House) to monitor the movement of diagnosed COVID-19 patients and to warn users if they enter a high COVID-19 risk zone or if they had crossed paths with a diagnosed patient. 

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Contact Tracing Globally

Norton Rose Fulbright’s global contact tracing survey contains real time information and summaries of the principal regulatory and policy issues applicable to contact tracing across a range of key jurisdictions, including the US, China, Canada, many EU member states, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, the UAE and Turkey.

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