UK is starting to test a tracking app to map contacts of corona patients. It is an app that registers who comes into contact with whom on the basis of Bluetooth. The app stores this data centrally.
This reports the BBC. The British health service NHS is testing the app on the British Isle of Wight, which has around 142,000 inhabitants. The app registers who has come into contact with whom via Bluetooth. As soon as someone indicates that they have been infected via the app, the app alerts users who have come into contact with this person.
This warning is based on the risk that patients may be infected with the coronavirus. The app not only looks at contact, but also at factors such as the number of times people have been in contact with each other and how long this contact was.
Centralized management of the data, lack of transparency and manipulation with personal data make this app very useful for a whole new level of control.