Google and Apple jointly created the Exposure Notifications System out of a shared sense of responsibility to help governments and our global community fight this pandemic through contact tracing.

Exposure Notifications on your smartphone enable contact tracing apps to send you a notification if you’ve likely been exposed to COVID-19. Contact tracing apps will be developed by your local public health authority, not by Google or Apple.


Public health agencies around the country have built Exposure Notification apps to alert you if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, all while preserving your individual privacy. With this information, you can take the necessary precautions to keep your family and community safe. On Android, you can find the app for your area, if available, on Google Play. If you have an iPhone, opt-in to Exposure Notifications in your device settings 

You may be wondering about your privacy in using Exposure Notifications: 

1. Only public health authorities, who meet specific criteria around privacy, security, and data, can use this system. 

2. Other people who are using Exposure Notifications can't see your identity. Neither can Google or Apple, who built the underlying technology.

3. The system doesn’t track your location

4. This technology only works if you decide to opt-in. If you change your mind, you can turn it off at any time

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The COVID-19 Technology Task Force (CTTF) is a broad technology industry coalition comprised of volunteers from leading technology companies, operating executives, advisors, and investors spanning all sectors of the industry. 

The task force serves simultaneously as the contact point among tech companies producing solutions to respond and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and between the tech industry and the public sector to identify and fulfill public needs. 

The task force also focuses on efforts in developing and advancing solutions around issues including privacy-preserving exposure notification and contact tracing; health certification; social isolation and mental health; future of work innovations; and privacy and ethics. As well as providing support to the public sector with the engineering talent and resources to beat COVID-19 and advocate for forward-thinking policies that accelerate society’s recovery.

The Taskforce is led by John Borthwick, Ron Conway, Kameka Dempsey, and Andrew McLaughlin as co-chairs. It was founded by Josh Mendelsohn in March of 2020.

Our advisory board is composed of over seventy of the most respected leaders in technology, public health, media, and government. Advisory board members include:

Larry Brilliant, MD, MPH: Ending Pandemics, Chairman of the Advisory Board

Michael Dell: Dell Technologies, Chairman and CEO

Robert Iger: The Walt Disney Company, Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board

Leon Panetta: The Panetta Institute, Chairman

Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellmann: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Senior Advisor and former CEO

Janet Napolitano: The University of California, President

The COVID-19 Technology Task Force welcomes entities prepared to volunteer talent, compute, data, and other technical resources to solve challenges collaboratively in partnership with the public sector. If you would like to contribute, connect, or get involved, please contact: hello@conntectandprotect.info