Rewriting the data rule book

The EU’s world-leading data protection and privacy rules can make life very complicated for the region’s scientists and researchers. Experts say the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), for example, is sometimes used as “an excuse” for not sharing sensitive data, such as personal health data, even where there is a…

Update COVID-19 20 June 2020

20 June 2020 — Forty-one (41) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 3116 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to seven and two (702). To date, three hundred and fifty-seven (357) patients have recovered and been discharged, including six (6) in the past 24…

Trinity researchers raise fresh concerns about contact tracing app technology

Prof. Doug Leith and Dr Stephen Farrell at the School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin have published new studies on the use of contact tracing apps on public transport (https://www.scss.tcd.ie/Doug.Leith/pubs/bus.pdf)and on the Google/Apple API on which the apps are based (https://www.scss.tcd.ie/Doug.Leith/pubs/gaen_verification.pdf). Prof. Doug Leith said: “We carried out an independent ‘due…