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22 Apr 2020

Michael Birnbaum, Christine Spolar, Washington Post (USA)

Coronavirus tracking apps meet resistance in privacy-conscious Europe

18 April 2020

European leaders anxious to reopen their societies are counting on mobile phone tracking technology to help keep the novel coronavirus in check, but they face a formidable obstacle: convincing their privacy-conscious citizens to use the tools...

“If you’re going to store all this stuff in the cloud somewhere, at some point, there will be some guy somewhere saying, ‘Oh, isn’t that interesting.’ If you have the key to all that data, they’ll find a new purpose,” said Sophie in ’t Veld, a Dutch member of the European Parliament who works on privacy issues and has called for hearings about the tools under development.