To be effective the App needs to identify ALL PERSONS UNIQUELY.
Remember Morrison wanting to make use compulsory? (since walked back after outcry).
By the way it’s impossible not all people have/carry phones & many people will NOT download nor INSTALL the App for a multitude of reasons.
It only needs ONE unidentified, asymptomatic carrier to re-infect entire population.
Therefore the whole idea, while seemingly having some short-term appeal, is ultimately FUTILE in achieving the stated objective. (NB. the current epidemic began from a SINGLE source)
To justify request to download the App, the data required provides a new UNIQUE identifier which facilitates the collection of & combining into a SINGLE data source of:-
- Tax File Number
- Centrelink Client Reference Number – CRN
- Passport No.
- Drivers Licence Id
- Bank A/c No’s (Incl Credit Card, Mortgage details)
- Your social media data (friend group, likes, tweets & retweets
This access to the combined data is of immeasurable value to any number of organisations, both legitimate & nefarious.
The ways in which this information COULD be misused include, but are not limited to:-
- fraud incl. bogus claiming of benefits (incarceration risk)
- stolen identity blackmail (eg. plethora of LGBTIQ, Biker friends)
- insurance assessments/payouts influence
- terrorism (identity fraud) selling your house from under you
- hiring/stealing cars
- Credit rating misuse
- Political Affiliations &/or Leanings
Server where data will be “securely stored” was not specified & was likely to be AMAZON & not covered by any Australian laws of Data Storage. Now that Morrison has specified an “Australian Server”, on which isolated Australian Internet will all this data be collected before being securely transferred to storage on a server with a proper “air gap” effectively isolating it from the Internet of computers.
Now, it does not mean that THIS government would intend to misuse this data. But they won’t be in power forever.