French rights group:Why StopCovid app is too risky

A voluntary phone app for contact tracing is one part of the government's deconfinement plans

A leading French human rights organisation says it is ‘totally against’ the government’s plan to use a ‘contact tracing’ phone application called StopCovid as part of its deconfinement strategy.

After several changes of plan, the app – aimed at alerting users if they have been in prolonged contact with a person who has recently tested positive for Covid-19 – will now be subject to a dedicated vote by MPs and senators as soon as it is ready, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has said. He said he hoped it will soon be working if the engineers work hard.

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