Cover Contact tracing apps in Europe

Jacques Delors Centre, Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Maarja Kask

Contact tracing apps in Europe

When one is better than many

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One of the issues brought forth by the COVID-19 crisis is the need to track the infection chains in order to stop the disease from spreading. One of the simplest ways this can be done is via a smartphone app. However, this can bring about several privacy issues. Furthermore, unless a common protocol
is taken up all over Europe allowing apps from different member states to be able to seamlessly communicate with each other, the discrepancies would render the national apps ineffective. The member states need to decide on a single app protocol throughout Europe and the European Commission should strongly back its uptake.

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