Soldiers in Germany test the use of a tracking app aimed at fighting the spread of coronavirus. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: in Europe, contact tracing efforts bump up against privacy laws

  • Health officials want to use data gleaned from smartphones to trace people’s movements and the people they have been in contact with
  • Rights groups have sounded the alarm about such moves ushering in ‘a new era of greatly expanded systems of invasive digital surveillance’
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Soldiers in Germany test the use of a tracking app aimed at fighting the spread of coronavirus. Photo: AFP
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