Could those QR codes be more dangerous than COVID-19?

Your personal information could be harvested by big business through the widespread use of QR codes, security experts claim

One of the latest coronavirus-related media stories has been about the privacy risks of using a QR code when you check in at a pub or cafe.

Venues use the codes to track guests in case the COVID-19 contact tracers come knocking.

But they “could find themselves snared in a looming data privacy calamity”, according to an ABC investigation published last month.

The companies behind the QR code apps (not the pubs themselves) often use weaselly privacy terms and conditions, the story claims.

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