U.K. wide approach

The app needs to be the same across the uk as we travel freely even now in lockdown. I feel the Scottish government is playing politics and not following the science of science is factoring in other issues . U.K. wide app please

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It’s taking politics out the guidance and advice given

by Mingulay on May 05, 2020 at 03:29PM

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  • Posted by jriddell May 06, 2020 at 11:35

    Contact tracking apps are important but the NHS England app does not use best practice. It is not open source so we can not review it is best practice. It uses a centralised database creating a privacy infringement accessible to a government with a previous record of breaking the law in this area. They have said they will keep this data indefinitely which creates a long term risk of abuse. Rather than being reviewed by an independenct auditor it is being reviewed by GCHQ who have a remit to do mass surveilance.

    It would be better to share the source code with apps from other EU countries which use best practice security and privacy.
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