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Green light for deputies to the application StopCovid

members of The French parliament have given on Wednesday in a consultative vote their green light to the deployment of the application StopCovid, which should be downloadable as of this weekend and that will prevent people who have been in contact with a person infected with the coronavirus.

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the declaration of The government relative to the application has been approved by 338 votes in favour (215 against). In the chamber, the members of the government insisted on the importance of this application of the approach of a new phase of déconfinement which the outline should be presented Thursday at 16: 00 by the Prime minister Edouard Philippe. "It is possible that some of the decisions" to come "allow the French to find even more individual and collective freedoms, and to multiply social contacts" so "we need to multiply the tools", stressed the minister of Health Olivier Véran.

The minister of Justice Nicole Belloubet, for his part, insisted on the "voluntary" nature, "anonymous" and "temporary" for this application, ensuring that it was not a "pretext for the State turns into a police State, controlling on the facts and gestures of our fellow citizens". The smartphone app, which will work via bluetooth and will not use the geo-location, will alert its users if they are found to be less than a meter, and for at least fifteen minutes of a person infected with the coronavirus.

green light of the CNIL

Its detractors, which include, among others, the League of human rights, point an infringement of privacy and individual liberties, and put in doubt its effectiveness, citing the number of non-equipped smartphone or unwilling to download it.

Its advocates are, themselves, argued that StopCovid has received the green light from the national Commission on informatics and liberties (CNIL) which considered that its recommendations had been followed, and that the application allowed "alerts faster". A debate, followed also by a vote, is scheduled in the evening in the Senate.

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This application will no doubt have more success than Cassandra predict. What is the best interest to not have it ? What is the risk to individual liberties posed-does it knowing that it can be cut when it wants to. And those who want to refuse today to have dozens of applications that the trace in their smartphone.

Especially and Rienle 27/05/2020 21:53

Very well, I will download it tomorrow

NiBlancNiNoirle 27/05/2020 21:49

Can we know the cost of developing this garbage grotesque ?

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