The Local Government of Buhi adopts  the COVID-19 contact tracing app after the Sanggunian Bayan authorizes Mayor Margarita Aguinillo on Monday, September 21, to enter into a memorandum of agreement with Cosmotech Philippines, Inc.

Councilor Loreto Camasis, the proponent of the resolution, said that Cosmotech is a corporation based in Makati City and represented by its President Emilio Federizo.

Cosmotech had developed a contact tracing app called “Traze” that can perform the contact tracing of individuals and all the persons whom he got in contact within minutes, Camasis said.

Cosmotech allows the Local Government of Buhi the use of Traze contact tracing app for free, Camasis added.

In the draft agreement, TRaze contact tracing will only process the data for purposes that are objectively justified and only as stated in the privacy statement. The digital application will only process captured data concerning an individual right to privacy, including the need to protect personal integrity and private life and ensure that personal data are protected against the risk of loss, misuse, and unintended alteration.

“Traze collects data to administer registration content/apps access or submission rights, provide contact tracing status, updates, and access control, measure activity with content apps offer through our service, send you services notifications, serve ads in the content apps based on location and fulfill legal requirements,” the agreement stated.

Meanwhile, the Local Government of Buhi reports that the town has 8 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of September 21, 2020.

Of the cases reported, 3 are suspects, 6 have recovered, and 2 have succumbed to death.