Released: April 27, 2020
Companies join governments in rush to launch coronavirus tracking apps
Source: Joseph Marks, Washington Post (Paid Registration)
Companies including the global consultancy PwC are preparing to launch apps that track employees as they move through offices and factories, as the Financial Times reports. The idea is that when someone contracts the virus they’ll have a clear picture of who else needs to be tested and where to focus cleaning and disinfecting efforts.
But, unlike the voluntary apps being launched by U.S. states and several Western governments, some of the corporate tracking apps probably will be mandatory. And they could include far fewer privacy protections.
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