Norway Halts Smartphone Contact Tracing App, While Other European States Roll Out Tech — Activist Post – June 16, 2020

Activist Post | By Aaron Kesel

Norway has suspended use of its smartphone app meant to track and trace those who have been diagnosed with covid. This is amid a roll out in other European countries of contact tracing spyware technology.

Geir Bukholm, an official at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, said the decision to delete data and halt any further information gathering from the app “weakened the country’s preparedness” should the infection rate increase. The app was being tested in three municipalities before being halted, Associated Press reported. →

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