COVIDSafe: Continuing the Conversation

19 May 2020

The Pearcey Foundation held an online seminar on Tuesday 19 May to continue the conversation about the COVIDSafe App.

The recording can be seen here

About the online seminar

The deployment of the COVIDSafe app has raised a number of uncertainties on the issue of trust which underpins the acceptance of this app within the community.

The Pearcey Foundation response was to bring together industry experts to consider the issues through a series of virtual roundtables. The result was two papers (Tue 28 April 2020 and Wed 6 May 2020) in our attempt to give a balanced perspective on what has been a polarizing challenge for our sector.

As a follow up, the Pearcey Foundation provided a platform for continuing the conversation with an online seminar on Tuesday 19 May 2020 from 4:00pm-5:00pm.

Online Seminar SpeakersOnline Seminar Speakers

Three industry leaders addressed crucial areas which have emerged when introducing technology as a tool in controlling the pandemic.

  1. Privacy - Dr Ian Oppermann, President, ACS
  2. Security - Mr Paul Gampe, Chair, Pearcey Queensland
  3. Adoption - Dr Elaine Saunders, Deputy Chair, Pearcey Victoria

The session was chaired by Ms Kelly Hutchinson, Deputy Chair, Pearcey Foundation. It included a Q & A session and some concluding remarks by the Pearcey Foundation chair, Mr Wayne Fitszimmons, OAM.

The Pearcey Foundation is committed to open discussion respectful of the differing views surrounding the roll-out of the app and remains a supporter of COVIDSafe as a tool to fight the coronavirus pandemic.