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A Chinese city plans to monitor its citizens and rank them by healthiness with an app, making its emergency COVID-19 surveillance regime permanent

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

A Chinese city is proposing a permanent health tracking app that gives people a daily score based on their habits like drinking, sleeping, and walking.
It would be similar to China's coronavirus tracking app , which gave people a color code that dictated whether they enter certain areas, and could track who they are near.
It is not clear if the new app would have the same use, or how the app will collect the data.
Privacy advocates warn that new tracking systems introduced during the coronavirus pandemic could become permanent or erode privacy rules around the world.
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Chinese city plans to turn coronavirus app into permanent health tracker

Chinese city plans to turn coronavirus app into permanent health tracker

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Officials in Hangzhou say system will be a ‘firewall to enhance people's health and immunity' Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A Chinese city is planning to make a health-tracking app introduced as part of the coronavirus response a permanent fixture for its population of 10 million. Versions of the app have been used across mainland China. It displays a QR code with an individual's virus status, which can be used to determine the extent to which the individual is allowed to move about.
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