1 May 2020

NHS virus app to be tested amid privacy concerns

Political Editor

It turns out that smartphones have become a vital tool in our battle to contain the spread of the virus. Tests for a new app are expected to begin as early as next week.

It turns out that smartphones have become a vital tool in our battle to contain the spread of the virus. Tests for a new app are expected to begin as early as next week.

NHSX is hoping millions of people will download the contact-tracing app, to help the government identify people who have come into contact with those who have been infected.

But there are questions about whether it will work – and indeed concerns about people’s privacy.