New: March Intermedia now available – see more
The Norwegian coronavirus contact-tracing app, one of the first in Europe, has been suspended following privacy concerns, reports Techcrunch. The app, called ‘Smittestop’, operated by continuously uploading location data and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) was warned that it posed a ‘disproportionate threat’ to user privacy.
The FHI will now begin deleting data and pause its use of the app, but disagreed with the decision. The website quotes an FHI director as saying that the pause will ‘weaken our preparedness for increased spread of infection’.
Unlike most contact-tracing apps, the Norwegian architecture involved the uploading of data to a central server rather than being stored locally on the user’s device.
Data protection authority warns Norwegian Institute of Public Health that its Covid contact-tracing app posed a 'disproportionate' threat to privacy
We give innovators and regulators a forum in which to explore, debate and agree the best policies and regulatory frameworks for widest societal benefit.
Insight: Exchange: Influence
We give members a voice through conferences, symposiums and private meetings, as well as broad exposure of their differing viewpoints through articles, reports and interviews.
The new website will make it easier for you to gather fresh insights, exchange views with others and have a voice in the debateTake a look Learn more about our updates
You are seeing this because you are using a browser that is not supported. The International Institute of Communications website is built using modern technology and standards. We recommend upgrading your browser with one of the following to properly view our website:Windows
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of browsers. We also do not intend to recommend a particular manufacturer's browser over another's; only to suggest upgrading to a browser version that is compliant with current standards to give you the best and most secure browsing experience.