Axel Voss, in an Interview: anyone Who has the App, is the first to be allowed to return to the Restaurant

Axel Voss, in an Interview: anyone Who has the App, is the first to be allowed to return to the RestaurantMany are waiting for an App with the contacts to Corona-Infected tracked be can. You also, Mr. Voss? Thomas Gutschker Political correspondent for the European Union, Nato and the Benelux countries, based in Brussels. F. A. Z. We urgently need digital support, to stem the pandemic – in addition to the masks, and in addition to the many Tests.

Voluntary or mandatory?

This is only on a voluntary basis. We need a minimum of 60 percent of the users, so that the large-scale works and to identify infection cluster quickly. Therefore it is necessary to set incentives.

How you can make sure that plenty of people use an App?

First, it is used for self-protection. Who came from an Infected to a long time to close, will warned. But of those that do, allow more freedoms. Finally, it also protects other, if you can then quickly test and self-isolated. Just in the border area, the App should be allowed to users to travel again. Who has such an App, you should also must first return to the Restaurant, to the cinema, to the theatre and to the swimming pool.

Each state is working on a solution. Can contacts even across borders to pursue?

I need to be able to drive with my German App also, of course, in a member state that has a different App. The different protocols for distributed and Central data storage are compatible with each other, to say to the programmer.

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Would not be a pan-European App better? This would make things easier, even if it is absolutely necessary. A pan-European App would have a great advantage: The citizens would identify more closely with the EU.
The European Commission has so far only rules for data protection.

I wish there was more political leadership, the courage to decision. I have also been to the relevant EU commissioners. The fragmentation which is occurring now, is not in the European sense.

The British want to save the contact data, the Austrians and the Germans in a decentralized manner. Which way is better? to Me the debate is too ideological. I also understand that the Federal government has opted for the path of least resistance. Of course, privacy must be ensured, in the opinion of the European data protection supervisor, but this is also the case of Central systems. Absolutely, we are not allowed to set the privacy for the incisions, the pandemic brings now are just too big. The question must be: What is the solution contributes most to the fact that we can again enjoy more personal freedoms? That would be a Central data storage in the member States, the authorities of all the chains of Infection can track and not just individual cases. But this decision is not taken at the European level.

Updated Date: 08 May 2020, 12:20

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