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Academics demand answers from NHS over potential data timebomb ticking inside new UK contact-tracing app

By Gareth Corfield 30 Apr 2020 at 15:04

A group of nearly 175 UK academics has criticised the NHS's planned COVID-19 contact-tracing app for a design choice they say could endanger users by creating a centralised store of sensitive health and travel data about them. In the open letter published this afternoon, the 173 scholars called on NHSX, the state-run health service's app-developing and digital policy quango, to "publicly commit that there will...

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