7 May 2020

Concerns over privacy and data protection in NHS app trial on Isle of Wight

Chief Correspondent

The Isle of Wight has found itself on the cutting edge of technology – as islanders began downloading the new NHS track and trace app which ministers say is a vital tool to curb the spread of coronavirus.

The idea is that if someone has symptoms, the app can alert everyone with whom they had contact – so they can isolate and get tested too.

But there have been issues raised about privacy and data protection.