Ramelow complains about data protection problems with Corona warning app

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Thuringia's Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow (left) has complained about data protection problems with the Corona warning app of the German government.

"I am a staunch supporter of the federal government's corona warning app. But now I know that confidentiality cannot be guaranteed for all those who have tested positive, ”said Ramelow of the“ Rheinische Post ”.

The reason is that there were no official letters for the test results in the laboratories. “This is the tear-off slip on an official document with a QR code that is photocopied to guarantee data protection. One part is for the laboratory and the other for the person being tested. They can load the code for their test result into the app using their mobile phone. Anonymous. ”These official documents were missing in many laboratories across Germany because not enough had been printed. Therefore, those who tested positive and wanted to put the result in the app would now have to call the Robert Koch Institute hotline and give their name and telephone number. "And the anonymity that is explicitly guaranteed is no longer given, and data protection is back in the bucket," said Ramelow. He spoke of an "organizational failure, which leads to a data protection breach and thus to a further loss of trust".