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Short Update: Norway suspends its tracing app as it is declared “too intrusive”

FT Admin - June 15, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Surveillance

Norway’s public health authority has suspended its mobile tracing application on the advice of the national data protection agency, Datatilsyn, which has declared it “too intrusive” in the current situation. 

The locally designed Smittestopp ("stop contagion"), launched in April, is used to collect data that could help authorities analyse the spread of the virus and inform its users of a possible exposure to a COVID-19 carrier.  

The application can be downloaded on a voluntary basis, uses centralised storage of data, and relies on both the bluetooth technology and on geolocation. 

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