\A handout photo made available by German Armed Forces Bundeswehr shows soldiers during a test of a smart phone app using Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing (PEPP-PT) at the Julius Leber Barracks in Berlin, Germany, 01 April 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE

European scientists warn coronavirus contact tracing apps could result in mission creep, surveillance

  • Scientists and researchers from more than 25 countries are urging governments not to abuse contract tracing technology to spy on their people
  • A German-led initiative has been criticised for being too centralised and thus prone to governmental mission creep
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
\A handout photo made available by German Armed Forces Bundeswehr shows soldiers during a test of a smart phone app using Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing (PEPP-PT) at the Julius Leber Barracks in Berlin, Germany, 01 April 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
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