Covid-19 contact-tracing app risks excluding those without smartphone access

19 May 2020 (Last Updated May 19th, 2020 14:06)

The digital divide may exclude vulnerable people from the Covid-19 tracing app, according to cybersecurity company Anomali.

A study conducted by Censuswide on behalf of Anomali surveying thousands of people across the UK has revealed that several hurdles may stand in the way of the app making a difference in slowing the spread of coronavirus.

Half of respondents said they know at least one person who does not have the technology, such as a smartphone, needed to use the Covid-19 tracing app.

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