Contact tracing app Australia opinion: Why people are worried.

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Stalking via technology has increased greatly over recent years. An overpowering DV perpetrator will insist phones are set up together, assuring he maintains full access and control to his victim’s every move. There are a great deal of women out there who look at GPS and iCloud as nothing more then surveillance devices.

Technological stalking brings in-person stalking and domestic violence to a whole other level. It leaves victims feeling unsettled at all times, rather then just when they are at a known location.

One of the first things many women’s refuges will do when meeting a victim is turn off the location services on their phone. Some centres for victims of domestic violence will hand out new phones to victims fleeing tech savvy abusers.

There is a real and valid fear associated with turning your location services on for many, many women. So you can see how talk of a contact…

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