Contact Tracing Apps Bring Major Privacy Concerns

Contact Tracing Apps Bring Major Privacy Concerns

Back in March, we reported Israel was going to start tracking phones of individuals who tested positive for Covid-19. Since then, a number of contact tracing apps have popped up all over the world. Needless to say, privacy advocates had strong opposition to this phenomenon, despite support from the medical community. Amnesty International jumped on the privacy bandwagon as they did an investigation into 11 contract tracing apps and published findings. Their research showed apps used in Bahrain, Kuwait, and Norway were the worst, approaching dangerous levels of surveillance. Norway’s officials responded by saying they’d pause usage of the app, but the other two governments have remained silent on the matter.

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