Campaign groups warn GCHQ can re-identify UK’s phones from COVID-19 contract-tracing app data

Campaign groups have written to the UK Prime Minister warning GCHQ and its digital arm, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) will have the capacity to re-identify the phones of people who have installed the COVID-19 contract-tracing app. In an open letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson [PDF], the groups say the current proposal for the app risk a drift toward a surveillance state.

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