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Germany opts for 'decentralized' Covid-19 contact-tracing system amid privacy concerns

By Matthew Newman and Arezki Yaïche
  • 27 Apr 2020 11:55
  • 28 Apr 2020 11:14
Germany has chosen a "decentralized" approach for storing citizens' data for Covid-19 contact-tracing apps, as privacy advocates warn of a risk of government surveillance if it is stored and processed in centralized servers.

Chancellery Minister Helge Braun and Health Minister Jens Spahn said in a joint statement yesterday that “we will promote the

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