Above and beyond: Former DICT Undersecretary Eliseo Rio, Jr.

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The App was developed for free by software solutions company, 'Multisys,' it's supposed to conduct contact tracing and monitor the health of individuals.

However, resigned Information and Communications Undersecretary Eliseo Rio, Jr., claims the app is deficient.

He says it does nothing but collect private individual data that could be used for surveillance.

Eliseo says for a contact tracing app to be effective, at least 70 million should subscribe to the app.

As of last week, the app has only a little more than one million registered users.

Contact tracing is crucial in mitigating the spread of Covid-19.

But a former government official sounds the alarm on the country's official contact tracing app: Staysafe.PH.

Former DICT Undersecretary Eliseo Rio, Jr. now joined us.