While governments are ramping up their efforts to slow down the spread of COVID-19, contact tracing apps are being developed to record interactions and warn users if one of their contacts is later diagnosed positive. These apps could help avoid long-term confinement, but also record fine-grained location or close-proximity data. In this blog post, we propose 8 questions one should ask to understand how protective of privacy an app is.
Evaluating COVID-19 contact tracing apps? Here are 8 privacy questions we think you should ask.
Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye, Florimond Houssiau, Andrea Gadotti and Florent Guepin