UK may ditch NHS contact-tracing app for Apple and Google model

May 07, 2020 at 08:54PM

MPs and rights groups have warned lack of data protection could make UK app illegal

The government has left open the prospect of ditching its own contact-tracing app in favour of the “decentralised” model favoured by Apple and Google after it was revealed that a feasibility study into such a change is under way.

After repeated warnings that the UK will be an outlier if it insists on using its own centralised app rather than relying on Google and Apple’s technology, rights groups and MPs said on Thursday that the lack of privacy and data protections could mean that the app would be illegal.

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