June 8, 2020 – Cybersecure Policy Exchange, Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst, and the Ryerson Leadership Lab today release The Race to Trace: Security and Privacy of COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps. Contact tracing is one of the most discussed and misunderstood policy issues today. This report explores the issue and policy dynamics, reveals Canadian attitudes towards the use of this technology, and provides recommendations for the responsible use of contact tracing in a way that builds and earns public trust.
The report is based on a dialogue with policymakers, technologists, academics, and think tanks – as well as a national survey of 2,000 Canadians – conducted by Pollara Strategic Insights on behalf of the Ryerson Leadership Lab.
Download the survey results and the report’s recommendations.