B&P #19: The End of the European Corona Tracing App?


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Chris Boos, the frontman of PEPP-PT and the founder of Arago, about the current conflict regarding privacy and data protection around the European tracking platform

It started as a truly European effort to create tracking apps to help break Covid-19 infection chains and to ease lockdown restrictions: the Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing (PEPP-PT) consortium, an alliance once of around 130 European computer scientists that launched last month with the aim of developing apps that would follow strict privacy rules.

However, instead of being launched any day now, a number of prestigious supporters have withdrawn from the PEPP-PT project over the last few days after criticism about a lack of transparency and data protection.

In this episode the frontman of the initiative, Chris Boos, the founder of Arago and something like the godfather of AI in Germany, answers his critics & talks about how he aims to restore confidence in the technology as well as how he plans to proceed now.


Britta Weddeling (@bweddeling), Editor-in-Chief of Bits & Pretzels (@bitsandpretzels)


Chris Boos, founder arago and PEPP-PT member


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