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Contact-tracing: How secure is SwissCovid?

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  • How secure is Switzerland’s contact-tracing app?
  • What data is actually being stored about the users and why are Apple and Google involved?
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Switzerland’s contact-tracing app has been released. How secure is the app? What data is actually being stored about the users and why are Apple and Google involved? Find answers to the most important questions in our FAQ.

As an additional measure to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the Swiss government has commissioned the development of a contact-tracing smartphone application called “SwissCovid”. Despite being a desirable goal, it is not always possible to avoid mistrust and uncertainty among the public. To shed more light on frequently discussed concerns, we aim to answer a number of frequently asked questions in an easily understandable, yet technically precise manner.

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The crucial question: How secure is SwissCovid?

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Raphael Reischuk
Contact person for Switzerland

Dr. Raphael Reischuk

Distinguished Consultant & Head of Cyber Security Solutions

Raphael Reischuk is a member of several international program committees for information security, and Vice President of the Cyber Security Committee of digitalswitzerland; he is member of the Advisory Board Cyber Security of the Swiss Academies of Engineering Sciences (SATW) and a founding member of the Swiss National Testing Institute for Cyber Security (NTC). He is a frequent and passionate speaker at international conferences and appears regularly on topics of network, web and cyber security. Raphael Reischuk is the author of numerous scientific publications in various fields of IT security and cryptography, for which he has received several (international) awards. In 2021, Raphael was named one of the Top 100 Digital Shapers in Switzerland by BILANZ and Handelszeitung.