Contact-Tracing Apps For COVID – 19 And Why It Is A Threat To Our Privacy

Coronavirus contact-tracing apps harm privacy. Regardless of whether they protect the data they collect, they require users to walk around with their smartphones on all the time, which is a privacy risk in itself. More disturbingly, they normalise the idea of our behaviour and actions being directly managed end masse by apps. Both set dangerous precedents for individual privacy and liberty, far in excess of any risk that our health data might be leaked.