"An obligation to use the app contradicts the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation," said Bär of the "Handelsblatt" (Friday edition). "There shouldn't be app controls - neither by employers, shops or restaurants."
The anonymity and the voluntary nature of the application are very important. “That's why we have over 14 million downloads.” Bär was very surprised at the great popularity of the app. “The French app was downloaded just 1,5 million times after a week of operation,” she said. The CSU politician also attributes the success of the German application to the fact that the population feels “very well informed”. “We developed the app with a lot of transparency.” There was also a “broad alliance of politics, science and industry”. "It was one of the best public-private partnership projects in a long time," said Bär.