The UK’s coronavirus contact tracking app has been approved by the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, BBC News reported. Testing will now begin on the Isle of Wight, in the Channel Islands of the United Kingdom.
Project managers said their so-called “centralized” approach gave them advantages over a competing scheme advocated by US tech giants and some privacy experts. But new concerns have been raised. The Office of the Information Commissioner said that “as a general rule, a decentralized approach” would better respect its principle that organizations should minimize the amount of personal data they collect. The Select Committee on Human Rights in the House of Commons also discussed fears about plans to extend the application to record location data.