UK may ditch NHS contact-tracing app for Apple and Google model | Technology – Blog – Emails

The government has left open the prospect of ditching its own contact-tracing app in favour of the “decentralised” model favoured by Apple and Google after it was revealed that a feasibility study into such a change is under way. After repeated warnings that the UK will be an outlier if it insists on using its […]

UK contact-tracing app could fall foul of privacy law, government told | Technology – Blog – Emails

UK contact-tracing app could fall foul of privacy law, government told | Technology – Blog – Tempemail.co Skip to content The NHS contact-tracing app must not be rolled out across the UK until the government has increased privacy and data protections, an influential parliamentary committee has said, as rights groups warn that the current trial […]

UK racing to improve contact-tracing app’s privacy safeguards | Technology – Blog – Emails

NHS officials are racing to introduce greater privacy safeguards for the contact-tracing app at the centre of the government’s lockdown exit strategy amid mounting concern from security experts, MPs and users. Whitehall sources conceded to the Guardian that they were “two steps behind in public engagement” because the app – which tracks everyone a user […]

Orange in talks with Apple on French contact-tracing app – Security – Telco/ISP- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Orange is in intense discussions with Apple over developing France’s smartphone app for tracing people who are at risk of coronavirus infection, the French company’s CEO Stephane Richard said. Countries are rushing to develop apps to assess the risk that one person can infect another with the coronavirus, helping to isolate those who could spread […]

NHS contact-tracing app ready for use in three weeks, MPs told | Technology – Blog – Emails

An NHS app that alerts users to recent contacts who are infected with coronavirus will be ready for deployment within three weeks, according to the chief executive of NHSX, the digital arm of the health service. Matthew Gould told MPs on the Commons science and technology committee on Tuesday that the contact-tracing app would be […]