Privacy concerns on COVID-19 contact tracing applications

We have recently joined over 170 UK researchers and scientists by undersigning a statement enquiring about the contact tracing app developed by NSHX in the UK. Given that UK is among the most surveilled nations, we raise our concerns on the impact such initiative will have in the long run. The European Commission has already issued a recommendation on a common Union toolbox for the use of technology and data to combat and exit from the COVID-19 crisis, in particular concerning mobile applications and the use of anonymised mobility data.

The joint statement is available here.