Experts from the National Cyber Security Centre have been supporting the development of the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app, which will be launched on the Isle of Wight this week.
The app forms part of the government’s wider test and trace programme to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and pave the way to safely reducing current social distancing measures.
The privacy and security of app users’ data is a priority and the NCSC has been advising on best practice throughout the app’s development.
The NCSC has today published three documents relating to its work on the app:
- A technical paper, ‘High level privacy and security design for NHSX Covid-19 Contact Tracing App,’ written by NCSC Technical Director Dr Ian Levy.
- A blog post, ‘The security behind the NHS contact tracing app,’ also written by Dr Levy.
- An explainer setting out how the app will help slow the spread of coronavirus whilst protecting your privacy.
Head to GOV.UK for the latest government advice on the coronavirus.