In France, the test for the application of contact tracing StopCovid could begin as early as next Monday, the day of the déconfinement in the hexagon.
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In his last public intervention, the Prime minister Edouard Philippe had not discussed the application StopCovid, indicating that the context did not lend itself to still. For him, it was necessary to wait before giving more guidance because, we can imagine, issues of privacy raised by the application.
“The project StopCovid is not a monitoring application, “
However, the application StopCovid did talk about it a little, so that it is possible that it enters into testing phase in real as early as next week. In effect, the secretary of State to digital, Cedric O, is expressed on the subject in an article on the subject shared on Medium on Sunday 3 may. In it, he thus mentions the date of may 11, the day when France should enter into a phase of déconfinement progressive.
On the other hand, the secretary of State to digital has also made it clear that the launch of these tests will be also the occasion to present the project to Parliament. Cedric O was keen to point out that the application StopCovid was “a brick of a health strategy of déconfinement more global “and that it required” technical work remains important “.
Further, it is also expressed on the purpose of the application and the questions that it raises. In this regard, the secretary of State for the digital writes : “The project StopCovid is not a monitoring application : when you install the application, it does not happen, most of the time, nothing “.
To this he adds that the app fulfilled two functions, namely that of allowing users to indicate if they have been tested positive for the coronavirus for people to cross may be notified. Conversely, it is to prevent people in case of potential risks.
He also recalled that ” The project StopCovid is not compulsory : it is based on a voluntary, freely given “.
If the application StopCovid about her, it is precisely because of these issues in connection with the protection of the privacy of the users. It is necessary, among other things, determine whether the data of the service based on the Bluetooth will be stored on individual devices or on a central server.
It is this last option that led the French government and Apple to have discussions apparently inflamed in which the apple has made it known that she was not ready to change its settings so that the app works better.