might do this contact and tracing processes in different ways. There is a risk that the anonymization of your data can be reversed. It’s been reported that the United Kingdom’s NHS tracking app might permit data to be de-anonymized in order to identify individuals if needed.
Even the best designed of apps just may not work. For starters, an Oxford University model estimates that around 80% of smartphone owners would need to use a tracking app for it to be effective. That would be a difficult level to reach without some coercion or a huge PR push. Given the current lack of testing in most areas, building a contact tracing app just might be locking the barn door after the horse has been stolen.
When it comes to COVID-19, technology, and your privacy – you can trust, but verify.