About TCN

Founded in April 2020, the TCN Coalition is a global community of technologists united by the mission to support exposure notification apps during the COVID-19 pandemic. The TCN Coalition believes that exposure notification apps must be interoperable, trusted by the public, and privacy-preserving to quickly and safely reduce the need for lockdowns.

We achieve this mission through several efforts: connecting and educating app developers about navigating the public health environment, assisting public health agencies in understanding how to deploy this technology safely and effectively and supporting exposure notification apps with open source software.

VISION

The TCN Coalition is dedicated to creating privacy-first digital tools to support public health officials in eradicating infectious diseases so we can minimize lockdowns without endangering our communities.

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MISSION

We will do this by creating an alliance dedicated to building out the support network required to enable appropriate technology-driven non-pharmaceutical interventions in the fight against infectious diseases, such as COVID-19… 

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STRATEGY

Our immediate strategy is dedicated to facilitating the creation of interoperable exposure notification tools in the battle against COVID-19, while being protocol-neutral…

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LET’S CHANGE THE WORLD


THE CHALLENGE

Many different groups have sprung up to either enable or build out exposure notification applications since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

These organizations span the globe and many of them have overlapping missions and work. On top of that, they are largely focused on their own product and are not thinking about the broader ecosystem, including how interoperability between these systems might work.

The TCN Coalition serves as a gathering place to increase visibility across the ecosystem, allowing for better communication, more effective use of resources, and faster delivery of effective exposure notification solutions as a result.

WHAT THE COALITION PROVIDES

Affiliate Services

We support all privacy-preserving exposure notification apps, no matter which protocol they are being built upon. We provide education, networking, and expert advice to member teams looking to build out exposure notification apps.

Public Health Department Education

We support all privacy-preserving exposure notification apps, no matter which protocol they are being built upon. We provide education, networking, and expert advice to member teams looking to build out exposure notification apps.

Exposure Notification App Support

Our Coalition members contribute open source solutions, ranging from backend reference implementations to frontend app code that can be used by anyone.

More Information

More information on the TCN Protocol is available on GitHub at https://github.com/TCNCoalition/TCN.

A TCN Coalition statement in response to the Apple/Google announcement on Friday, April 10 is available here.