Berlin The Corona-Warning-App is ready to use finally. In a European comparison, the long development phase seems to have paid off. The criticism of the App is also surprisingly thin. The Federal government relies completely on voluntary basis.
The Federal government has set to prevent the Corona-Warning-App is a second wave of the spread of the Virus. The App is for the night to Tuesday available and recorded already in the first hours of the six-digit Access.
For months, the Federal government worked on a concept that meets the strict data protection requirements, and still ensure that contact persons demonstrably of infected users will receive a warning. The Install of the App is voluntary. To convince the concept. At the end of the in matters of data protection has always been very critical of the Chaos Computer Club, the Federal government agreed, for the development of the App went “exemplary”.
To self-praise, the four Federal Ministers and the representatives of SAP and Telekom at the official presentation of the App is not saved on Tuesday. The Corona-Warning-App is not the first, said Chancellery Minister Helge Braun (CDU) with a view to a number of European countries, where there are already such Apps. But he was convinced that it was “the best”.
How it works: When a user of the Corona-Warning-comes App in the vicinity of another user, replace the Apps encrypted signals. One of the two users should be tested positive for the Virus and the test results feed into the App, the contact person a warning. Depending on how long and at what distance the contact lasted, the App displays a low or increased risk. At 15 minutes, at a distance of two meters or less of an “increased risk” will be displayed. The App displays the risk of the last 14 days.
Anyone who receives an alert via the Warning App should also be without symptoms tested, as the boss of the cash-medical Federal Union, Andreas alleys, insured. “We have that in common with the health insurance funds created within a few days the basis for this is that Doctors – mostly family doctors – can test to those patients who were informed by means of the Corona-Warning the App about a critical contact with an Infected,” said streets of our editors.
The test series during the development of the App that is to be expected that the App in about 80 percent of the cases, lies with their risk assessment properly. The Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU) stressed that a “false alarm” could not be excluded. Him a Test but to much rather than a Test too little.
Minister of justice Christine Lambrecht (SPD), rejected the discussion of what the App could lead to unequal treatment, for example in terms of access to Restaurants. For hosts there is no reason to do this, said Lambrecht. She refused, therefore, a legal regulation, to exclude a non-voluntary use.
At the Start of the App, a telephone Hotline has been set, the advises and those users interviewed, their test come results from digital labs. These users need their own Code, the warning to your contacts in the App to upload. The Telekom announced that within four weeks all of the laboratories testing in Corona and all of the health offices should be digitized.