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COVID-19 contact tracing apps create privacy pitfalls around the world

Contact tracing apps have the power to amass personal data that reveals your movements, activities and relationships.

The potential harm from contact tracing apps came into focus at Defcon, an annual gathering of hackers that’s taking place online this week. Two presentations focused on the privacy failings of contact tracing apps. The verdict is clear: The apps have a tendency to collect information they don’t need.

Source: COVID-19 contact tracing apps create privacy pitfalls around the world – CNET

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