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12th Aug 2020

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Renew group wants urgent debate on Covid-19 apps

Renew Europe on Wednesday urged a discussion in the European Parliament on the practical and ethical implications of tracing apps used as part of the Covid-19 pandemic response. "Full transparency will be of the essence regarding the decision-making process, special (commercial) interests and technical aspects (open source), in order to make sure that European citizens gain trust in such systems," they said in a statement.

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