Poland’s COVID-19 “selfie app” raises privacy questions – will everyone eventually be tracked?

Poland’s COVID-19 “selfie app” raises privacy questions – will everyone eventually be tracked?

While it’s perfectly fine for such an app to exist – especially as an alternative to using law enforcement man hours to physically check on at-risk quarantined patients, it would be a huge privacy concern if Poland decided to make every citizen download the COVID-19 selfie app.

Poland made an app that forces coronavirus patients to take regular selfies to prove they're indoors or face a police visit

Poland made an app that forces coronavirus patients to take regular selfies to prove they're indoors or face a police visit

Poland on Friday released an app which requires people in quarantine for COVID-19 to periodically send selfies of themselves on request to prove they're sticking to their quarantine."People in quarantine have a choice: either receive unexpected visits from the police, or download this app," a spokesman for Poland's Digital Ministry told the AFP.

You should cover your phone's selfie camera, too

You should cover your phone's selfie camera, too

The sticky part of a Post-it Note works great, and you can remove it with practically zero residue when you need access to that front-facing camera.

Tech Experts: What You Post Online Could Be Directly Impacting Your Insurance Coverage

Tech Experts: What You Post Online Could Be Directly Impacting Your Insurance Coverage

“Especially for claims, they look into social media, looking to see if someone’s driving a motorcycle without a helmet or posting pictures drinking and smoking,” said Duarte Pereira, senior VP of FitechGelb.

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