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#551 2020-04-27 12:30:14

michaelkpate
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Re: Txp cookies, visitor logging, and GDPR stuff in general

Europe’s rules have been a victim of a lack of enforcement, poor funding, limited staff resources and stalling tactics by the tech companies, according to budget and staffing figures and interviews with government officials. Even some of the law’s biggest supporters are frustrated with how it has worked. – Europe’s Privacy Law Hasn’t Shown Its Teeth, Frustrating Advocates

It will be interesting seeing how Google, Apple et al are regulated under GDPR while they are supplying the information for Contact Tracing.

Germany’s reversal brings it into line with a proposal by Apple and Google, who said this month they would develop new tools to support decentralised contact tracing. In Europe, France and Britain still back centralisation. Centralised apps would not work properly on Apple’s iPhone because, for Bluetooth exchanges to happen, the device would need to be unlocked with the app running in the foreground – a drain on the battery and an inconvenience to the user. – Germany flips to Apple-Google approach on smartphone contact tracing

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#552 2020-04-27 13:06:13

jakob
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Re: Txp cookies, visitor logging, and GDPR stuff in general

michaelkpate wrote #322720:

It will be interesting seeing how Google, Apple et al are regulated under GDPR while they are supplying the information for Contact Tracing.

The local reporting has been that data protection agencies and advocates (chaos computer club etc.) see apple + google’s method as being preferable as it doesn’t provide governments with data. The initial app proposal would have availed the government with data on people and movement patterns, but was hampered additionally by the problem that the app had to be on and in the foreground to work.

Presumably, though, there’ll still be some statistical data and people who have (had) coronavirus would have to register / signal that in some way, and there must be a tracing algorithm to identify patterns of exposure / chains of infection. I haven’t read up in any detail on the data that will be stored and how.


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