Mobile contact tracing apps will likely play an important role in tracking the spread of COVID-19 as European governments start easing lockdown restrictions. In this piece for Privacy Perspectives, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation's Daniel Castro and Eline Chivot explain why the European Commission's focus on consent may not be the best avenue to take with the apps going forward. "Leaving it up to individual users to choose to opt in to such an app would be a mistake," they write. "The only way this type of mobile app will reach a critical mass is if it is enabled by default."
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