Countries are in a race to develop contact tracing mobile apps to combat the novel coronavirus spread. This has resulted in a widespread privacy debate over potential security concerns that come along with these apps.
Over 43 contract-tracing apps have been launched worldwide in 25 countries, many raising serious concerns around privacy infringements and data security. Aarogya Setu, India’s contract tracing app is in the midst of a massive controversy since its launch in April. Can such apps be more transparent?