SA home quarantine app ‘one step too far’


Liberal Senator Alex Antic says South Australia’s home quarantine app is “a little bit alarming”, given “it’s a march on liberty” in his view.

Mr Antic said the app, which contains a facial recognition feature, is “almost a social credit style-app”.

“It effectively requires those who are quarantining to show facial recognition data, GPS data all at the same time, and if within 15 minutes if they don’t get a response SA Health potentially will send the police around,” he told Sky News host Chris Kenny.

He said he thinks there may be “better ways” to manage those in home quarantine.

“For me, this is one step too far.

“It’s a march on liberty in my view.”

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