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Norway puts coronavirus tracking app Smittestop on hold on privacy grounds

Tuesday 16 June 2020 | 12:41 CET | News
Norway's Public Health Institute (FHI) said it will stop gathering information through the Smittestopp coronavirus mobile application and will delete data already collected, after the Norwegian Data Protection Authority (Datatilysnet) issued a temporary ban on privacy grounds. The authority said the app interferes disproportionately with user privacy given the current virus transmission rate, the technology chosen, and general support for the app.

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