Tracing App

Nicola Sturgeon has warned that a large proportion of people might need to have the app in order for it to be effective. This should not be a voluntary measure, everyone should be made to have the App on their phone.

Why the contribution is important

This will make it easier to trace people who may be infected. I expect there will be a portion of the population who cry out "civil liberties" but it is for the greater good.

by Sauchie on May 08, 2020 at 09:22PM

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  • Posted by Kylesku May 08, 2020 at 21:44

    We should also be using the same app as the rest of the UK.

    SNO's determination to be different is not always good
  • Posted by Tom9nn May 08, 2020 at 21:56

    The current NHS app being tested has been challenged as not meeting legal privacy standards. Forced use of this app does not meet basic civil societal standards.
  • Posted by Janus May 08, 2020 at 22:56

    I know I am in a minority. but I do not have a smartphone (text and voice suits me well enough). I would be concerned if I had to shell out £££s simply to allow me to shop for food./exercise.

    I think mandating the use of any app would be a mistake.

    However, I would not object to the voluntary use of an app. As an addition to other contact tracing methods, it may prove useful.

    There is no "greater good" than "civil liberties". People have given their lives to protect them for others on many occasions.
  • Posted by DaveMac May 08, 2020 at 23:41

    Unfortunately I don’t agree, the app as described doesn’t accurately assess the real risk of infection of two individuals (phones) in close proximity. Walls, cars, masks, phone not with owner, etc.
  • Posted by FionaReid May 08, 2020 at 23:41

    Agree with Tom9nn, I won't be using the app as currently proposed as it's open to abuse and a major privacy issue.

    As currently proposed user can claim to be sick before any actual proof of a positive test which makes the app open to abuse by people that think it might be "a bit of a laugh" to have folks self isolate for no reason. I'm not going to be at the mercy of idiots.

    Please change the app to have non centralised storage and only allow a positive response via a verified (not patient determined) code and I'll use it. Otherwise forget it.
  • Posted by McGregorg26 May 09, 2020 at 05:38

    Don't think you can make it compulsory for everyone but sure the majority of people in Scotland would be willing to use.

    Happy to use myself and within my family.
  • Posted by KathrynT May 09, 2020 at 07:57

    We need something with better security. Why not use the offerings of Google & Apple? They have more experience between them, and better R&D than any small company in the UK could ever have.
  • Posted by KathrynT May 09, 2020 at 08:01

    I would like to know how and where people are still getting infected? I feel this is vitally important to know before we ease lockdown.
    What if people are being infected when they go to the shops? Or on their daily exercise? We're in trouble if so. On the other hand if it's people ignoring distancing restrictions who are being still infected then that would be really useful to know!
    We need to get on top of tracking and tracing somehow!
    Why not employ people to do this, peehapd all those poor folk who've lost jobs recently?
  • Posted by PlasticJock May 09, 2020 at 08:25

    There are numerous problems with this NHS app.

    1. You must have smart phone
    2. You must have location turned on all the time
    3. You must have blue tooth on
    4. You must have the phone on! I know some people who only turn on to ring!
    5. You must have a fully charged battery so you dont run out.
    6. You must have a signal, many places have no signal or another provider

    Its the other way round, remember BT had produced for off duty fireman a call buzzer I cant remember the name. Then people would leave them at home! Or not use the on principle of privacy invasion etc

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