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Coronavirus: App for data monitoring. What about privacy?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”People’s care for their health and panic around COVID-19 offer new opportunities for individuals and politics that search for creative but dubious solutions.“][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_heading title=”Privacy – advantage that the App sorely lacks” size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”Immuni – is a mobile App that tracks movement of Italian citizens through Bluetooth.”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”It can also warn people in case some of their acquaintances have coronavirus and provide medical history ready for compilation.”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”The project aims to cover at least 60% of Italian citizens but the percentage of the people for whom the App hasn’t been useful is rather high.”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”Fortunately, usage of the Application is not mandatory in Italy.”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”The software also requires creation of a medical file, and users should enter the complete information about their state of health. “][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”All these data will be anonymously archived as the developers promise.”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”Apart from that data privacy should be demonstrated in practice, users do not take into account that their personal information may be used for different purposes. The information will belong to companies that have free access to servers that keep these data.”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”Such technologies as blockchain can decentralize information and protect it eliminating intermediaries but when your data can be easily accessed by those who manage it, no one can make you sure it won’t be used for illegal purposes.”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_heading title=”Other countries are working on similar solutions” size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”Cryptography is a field that has made a great success over the recent years.”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”If we use the technology right it will be possible to make the messages inaccessible by those who keep them. Any information is valuable in present world, and people should be aware of this and seek for more security and confidence.”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”The Italian Immuni app and other similar solutions that are being developed all over the world pose new challenges to the industry and constitute another chapter of the “Coronavirus pandemic effects” novel.”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”They are concentrated on the results, not the cause, and lead us to the direction of control considering a man as an only agent for transmission of the illness. “][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”While Google and Apple try to make the data necessary for personal tracking accessible without running any certain application on mobile, Italy is experimenting with a project that deserves praise of the “privacy guardian” Antonello Soro”.”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_paragraph text=”Such application dwells neither upon immunity boosting nor upon health care. It doesn’t aim to get the pandemic phenomenon or gather financing for coronavirus researches. But when it comes to any opportunity of control over nationals, government always interferes.”][/vc_column][/vc_row]