UK government Covid tracking app: what you need to know!
As the UK is about to launch its app to trace potential Coronavirus patients, we look at its technical functionalities.
- Our analysis of the NHSX app reveals that there is no mechanism to opt-in or opt-out of third-party trackers which are included with the app
- It seems that the app would only work when it is operating on the foreground, particularly on iOS devices, making its efficacy questionable
- The app is incompatible with a range of older Android devices, potentially putting the most vulnerable, such as the elderly or those on low incomes, at risk
Posted on May 10, 2020