The Dutch government is exploring the use of an app that would give insight into if you've been in the vicinity of someone who has been diagnosed with the Covid-19 virus. Should the authorities deploy such an app, then it should meet with certain requirements with regards to the protection of our rights and freedoms, our safety and social cohesion.
The Dutch government is exploring the use of an app meant to offer you insight into whether you have been in the proximity of someone infected with the COVID-19-virus. Should the authorities deploy such an app, then it should meet with the following requirements. These requirements have been drawn up by experts in the fields of information technology, computer security, privacy and the protection of constitutional rights. We believe these principles to be necessary for the protection of our freedoms and rights as well as our safety and social cohesion.
Contact tracing apps should be temporary, transparent, completely anonymous, voluntary and user friendly, free of commercial interests, and they should be brought under the control of independent experts. The coalition calls on the minister to acknowledge and meet these demands. The fight against the covid-19 virus must not lead to a weakening of our privacy and our fundamental rights. If the system that is currently being developed does not meet these requirements, the coalition will resist its implementation to the best of its ability.