Wellington's privacy-first contact tracing solution
Digital products agency PaperKite has found a solution to keep track of your whereabouts without giving away your personal information
As the reality set in for the hospitality sector, about the risks involved in re-opening their venues to the public, Wellington digital agency PaperKite set about finding a solution that kept track of movements in case of a Covid-19 outbreak, but maintained people’s privacy.
Hospitality matters. It’s part of the fabric of Wellington. It’s part of the fabric of New Zealand and it’s important that we support them to be able to get back to normal
PaperKite Managing Director Niloy Roy
Niloy says privacy is now an absolute necessity for any tracing-related solution.
“For us, just having a blanket policy based on good intentions that ‘we won’t use your personal details for any other purpose', isn't good enough. With Rippl’s anonymous check-in and alerting, we’re demonstrating that personal data doesn’t even need to be collected in the first place.”
Wellington City Council has announced they are adopting Rippl as their contact tracing app of choice, adopting it for council-operated venues and sponsoring initial subscriptions for Wellington businesses, to help make it easier for people and businesses to get back to work and play under Alert Levels 1 and 2.
Working with WellingtonNZ
WellingtonNZ supports PaperKite through the Business Growth Team. PaperKite has been working with WellingtonNZ for years, with the team making introductions to key people in Wellington’s business community and finding ways to help PaperKite grow.
“It's refreshing - they’re always looking at how to connect us with opportunities and funding to help PaperKite's business thrive,” Niloy says.
How to get a free three month Rippl licence
Businesses in the Wellington city wards and suburbs can take up the Wellington City Council offer for a free three-month licence with Rippl by registering on the PaperKite website.Sign up at paperkite.co.nz