Former Constitutional Court judge Catherine “Kate” O’Regan has been appointed as the Covid-19 designate judge so that people’s personal information and privacy is not comprised in the fight against the pandemic.

O’Regan’s appointment by justice & correctional services minister Ronald Lamola on Friday comes after the state gazetted amended regulations on Thursday, allowing the director-general of health to direct mobile operators to provide information such as location and movements of any person who has tested positive for the coronavirus...

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