Use Contact Tracing app

Scotland should use a contact tracing app. These are being used in other countries and the U.K. is testing it’s own one. I can see no logical reason for not using it. Privacy is much much less important in this crisis than safety.

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People could die unnecessarily if we are only able to alert people we know. A Bluetooth app would enable us to alert people who come close to us in supermarkets.

by Alasdrum on May 05, 2020 at 02:37PM

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  • Posted by jriddell May 06, 2020 at 11:34

    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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