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Technical Evaluation of Bluezone - Electronic Mask

This is an evaluation summary of Bluezone, the official Vietnamese COVID-19 contact tracing app, which is sponsored by the government of Vietnam and developed and operated by BKAV, a Vietnamese software company. Bluezone is a smartphone app with a cloud component. So far, it has been downloaded more than 10 million times and the number of users is growing as it is promoted strongly by the government. The app was updated in August 2020, and many technical concerns found in the earlier versions were substantially reduced. However, significant additional concerns have emerged.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Vietnamese
  • Pandemics
  • Public health
  • SDG3 Good Health and Well-Being
  • Technologies
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Viet Nam
Copyright Unclear copyright
Version / Edition 1.0

No license given



Author (corporate) App Assay
Publisher App Assay
Publication date 2020
General note

The app is to protect the community against COVID-19 pandemic, helping bring the life back to normal. Viet Nam’s Ministry of Information and Communications and Ministry of Health, under the direction by the Prime Minister, have deployed the app called “Electronic mask Bluezone” to smartphones. Bluezone shall alert if you had close contact with people who have COVID-19, thereby minimizing the spread of the virus to the community, helping people return to their normal life.

Keywords pandemic,covid,security,privacy
Date uploaded October 29, 2020, 13:44 (UTC)
Date modified October 29, 2020, 14:57 (UTC)