Human rights activists estimated the infected apps for COVID-19

Mobile app for tracking contacts with infected with a coronavirus, released in Bahrain, Kuwait and Norway, can compromise the privacy and security of user data, according to the study of the human rights organization Amnesty International.

Human rights activists analyzed the number of applications on contact tracing in different countries of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Were tested 11 applications. In the course of the research Amnesty International found that the program BeAware Bahrain from Bahrain, Shlonik from Kuwait and Smittestopp from Norway may violate the rights of citizens to privacy, as all three apps are tracking users ' location in real time, often by uploading GPS coordinates to a Central server.

"Bahrain, Kuwait and Norway has infringed the people's right to privacy with extremely aggressive tracking tools that go beyond reasonable measures COVID-19", - said the head of Amnesty international's Security Lab Claudio Guarneri.

As reported by Amnesty International, the Norwegian authorities announced the suspension of the operation of the application Smittestopp to trace contacts with infected COVID-19 after the organization shared its findings with the government and with the state Agency for data protection.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, the world revealed more than 7.8 million cases, more than 431 thousand people died.

Recent data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.