Australia's Privacy Attitudes - CHDH Research & Government Report
The Complex Human Data Hub has delved into Australia’s changing attitudes towards data privacy with research into Australians’ response to the COVIDSafe app.
Their research, and associated Government report, show Australians are accepting of COVID-19 tracing apps but won't use them.
70% of surveyed Australians were willing to download an app like COVIDSafe at the start of the pandemic, but only 44% of those surveyed had downloaded the app by June 2020 when COVID-19 cases hit a national low.
Read about the research findings and implications here: go.unimelb.edu.au/f5ei
This research may have implications for future policies that need citizens to share information.
The team was made up of six researchers from the Complex Human Data Hub:
Dr Paul Garrett
Professor Simon Dennis
Associate Professor Andrew Perfors
Professor Yoshihisa Kashima
Associate Professor Daniel Little
Together with other leading researchers in mathematics, psychology and computing:
Professor Stephan Lewandowsky, Chair in Cognitive Psychology, School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol
Dr Nic Geard, Senior Lecturer, School of Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne
Dr Lewis Mitchell, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Adelaide
Dr Martin Tomko, Department of Infrastructure Engineering, University of Melbourne)