48% of UK Public Believes Cybercriminals Will Abuse NHS COVID-19 Tracing App

From hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com

With the launch of the NHS contact-tracing app just around the corner, 48% of UK citizens do not trust the UK government to keep their information safe from bad actors, according to a nationwide survey released on May 27.

The new NHS COVID-19 contact-tracing app is designed to “slow the spread of coronavirus whilst protecting your privacy,” as it won’t ask for any personal information such as name or email, and won’t collect any personal information. As an additional precaution, the NHS states that “all users are assigned a random installation ID by the NHS.

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