Over the past year and in the context of the SARS-Cov-2 pandemic, various technological solutions have been deployed around the world to detect close contacts of positive COVID-19 cases.
In order to measure the impact of these applications, the TIC Salut Social Foundation has carried out a study based on data published by different countries.
The countries that provided information included Germany, Croatia, France, Italy, Switzerland and Spain, among others.
The report points out that despite having effective tools to control the spread of the virus, “the limited promotion that has been made of these by the governments of each country and distrust in the contact tracing model […] regarding the privacy and security of the user”, have meant a low uptake on the part of the population.
The report on the Use of Contact Tracing Apps in the context of COVID-19 concludes that social ignorance and mistrust about the existence of these tools have prevented their consolidation.
For more details on the study you can download the results report at the following link (in Spanish)