Re-purposing data and questionable effectiveness could undermine trust in NHS contact-tracing app

Data experts have expressed concern about the UK government’s approach to building a Covid-19 contact-tracing app, citing the potential for data to be re-purposed and its questionable effectiveness as primary worries. Developed by the NHS’s digital healthcare innovation unit, NHSX, the app is currently being tested in the Isle of Wight before a planned roll-out…