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The ‘Stay Safe’ App: Introduced By ICTA To Help Contain COVID-19

Location-tracking technology is now being used in Sri Lanka’s fight against the spread of COVID-19 after the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) launched a digital programme that allows the government to trace and record the movements of civilians. Reviews of the Stay Safe initiative have been mixed – while some have praised it as an efficient and progressive measure to contain the spread of the virus, others have questioned whether their information could be misused or exploited.

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