NHS: Computer Software

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered am ar 20 Mai 2020.

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Photo of Lord Strasburger Lord Strasburger Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any person will be compelled to download or use the NHSX COVID-19 contact tracing application; and whether they will propose that it be a criminal offence (1) to require a person to download or use the app by refusing to sell goods or services, (2) to discriminate in employment or (3) to block entry to public premises because a person has not downloaded or is not using the app.

Photo of Lord Bethell Lord Bethell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The app will be one of a number of tools we use in the fight against COVID-19 but it will be voluntary. People will always have a choice of whether or not to download the app and will be able to delete it whenever they like. We see the app as having most value where its use is voluntary and we will look at how we can work with employers and services on this.

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