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Covid-19: contact tracing applications, new perimeter for conversation (I'm Tech)

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In the collective battle against Covid, digital tools were also mobilized. No less than 33 contact tracing apps were introduced around the world. With a questionable success.

However, many voices in France, Europe and around the world, have spoken out against the implementation of this type of system, which could seriously infringe on basic rights and freedoms, especially regarding individual privacy and freedom of movement. Others have voiced concern about the possible control of this personal data by the GAFAM or States that are not committed to democratic values.