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Studio Berlin, broadcast April 29, 2020: How much should Germany rely on contact tracing apps in the fight to contain the COVID-19 pandemic?

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April 29, 2020: How much should Germany rely on contact tracing apps in the fight to contain the COVID-19 pandemic?

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    Studio Berlin, broadcast April 29, 2020: How much should Germany rely on contact tracing apps in the fight to contain the COVID-19 pandemic? monika.mueller.kroll

 

Developers worldwide are working on contact tracing apps that track the spread of the coronavirus through Bluetooth technology – that means, if you’ve come into contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, you’ll be notified. But how much do these apps actually help, and how much privacy do users have to give up?

Studio Berlin host Sylvia Cunningham is joined by Shashank Bengali, a Los Angeles Times correspondent based in Singapore, Chris Köver, who writes about digital rights for Netzpolitik.org, and Andrea Renda, a senior fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels.

Produced by Monika Müller-Kroll and Sylvia Cunningham

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Written by: monika.mueller.kroll


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