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The government could DITCH its contact tracing app

"Lashay Loar" (2020-06-22)

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Communities secretary Robert Jenrick revealed the app - being piloted on the Isle of Wight - may need to 'adapt' or 'move to a different model'. 

Fewer than 50,000 people living on the island, or 35 per cent of its population, have downloaded the app since the trial began last week.

But experts say around two-thirds of Britain - the equivalent of 40million people - will eventually need to install the app for it to work.  

The app, which works using Bluetooth, alerts users if they have been in close contact with someone who has reported symptoms of COVID-19.

But its design has sparked privacy concerns, with officials admitting the 'centralised' NHS approach sees personal data stored in one database. 

Other nations have adopted an app model which stores data in a 'decentralised' way, meaning the app does not harvest location data.  

Google and Apple's own decentralised tech has been adopted by European nations including Germany, Ireland and Switzerland. 

Health chiefs - keen to roll the app out nationwide in the next week - are understood to be looking at switching to the system used by the two tech giants

It comes after Boris Johnson last night turned the screw on Matt Hancock by vowing the government would increase daily testing to the hundreds of thousands.

The embattled Health Secretary will be tasked with delivering the Prime Minister's ambitious goal - despite failing to hit his own 100,000 target for eight days in a row. 

Only 52 per cent of Britons said they would download the NHS contract tracing app (pictured) - but experts say it needs 60 per cent of the population for it to work





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