Business Owner In Custody For Redirecting Covid-19 QR Code To Anti-Vaccine Website
In Australia, Colin Mark Davies placed the QR code obligated under coronavirus measures at the entrance of the cafe he runs. However, when customers who came to the cafe had the code read on their phones, they found that they were directed to an anti-vaccine site.
Detained on complaints, Davies was released on bail. The lawsuit filed against him will take place in June.
‘He did it to make his message public’
In a statement on the matter, Davies’ lawyer said that his client used such a method because he “wanted to make his message public”.
South Australian Police announced that no personal data was breached during the incident.
The QR code, which is mandatory for businesses in many countries is taken seriously by Australians. In Australia, violators of this rule are arrested and fined up to $ 10,000.
Citizens scan the QR code hung on the door when entering the businesses and they are recorded in the system. Thus, people who are same place at the same time with the positive cases can be detected later and they are notified.
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