Former UK Labour deputy leader wants to know how the NHS’s contact-tracing app will ensure user privacy

Harriet Harman MP, chair of Britain’s Commons Human Rights Committee, has written to UK health secretary Matt Hancock seeking clarity on privacy aspects of the government’s latest coronavirus contact-tracing app. In her letter, Harman acknowledges that although the switch from a centralised data store model to a decentralised one, based on the contact-tracing tech advanced by Google and Apple, addresses some of the ongoing privacy concerns, other details remain unclear.

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