Apple and Google block UK COVID app update for breaking data-sharing rules

Google and Apple have blocked an update to the UK government's COVID-19 contact tracing app for breaching privacy terms, the BBC reports .
The update, which was expected to roll out in time with the lifting of national lockdown on Monday, would have requested users who tested positive for COVID-19 to upload their history of venue check-ins. The app, used in England and Wales, has long operated with a feature that allows users to check in to a shop, pub, restaurant, or other venue using a QR code — some are required by law to display official NHS QR code posters and collect contact details, while others are encouraged.  Read more... More about Nhs , Coronavirus , Tech , Health , and Big Tech Companies

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