Macron blasted over attempt to impose surveillance system to combat coronavirus crisis

EMMANUEL MACRON has come under fire as his Government attempts to impose a tracking system on French citizens to combat the spreading of coronavirus that has been criticised by many as a means of surveillance in breach of privacy principles.

The idea would be to geolocate people with an app that would allow people to self-input a coronavirus status when they test positive for coronavirus, so people who are in the vicinity could be warned. A person’s movement would be tracked via Bluetooth and registration would not be compulsory. CEO of Orange Stephane Richard claimed the app is not aimed at checking on someone’s confinement.

“Let’s be clear about that,” he told France...
source: Express

2020-04-06 16:56
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