‘Bit frightening’: Tom Van Greeks does not install corona app – Belgium

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“I don’t think the state should know where I am,” says the Vlaams Belang chairman in the leading debate of the LVSV student association. However, Coronalert keeps track of which people have physically approached in an anonymous way.

Vlaams Belang chairman Tom Van Greeks will not install the Corona app Coronalert. He said this in the leading debate of the liberal student association LVSV at the University of Antwerp. Van Greeks calls the app ‘a bit scary’.

Vlaams Belang chairman Tom Van Greeks will not install the Corona app Coronalert. He said this in the leading debate of the liberal student association LVSV at the University of Antwerp. Van Greeks calls the app ‘a bit scary’. “I don’t think the state should know where I am,” said Van Greeks. However, Coronalert keeps track of which people have physically approached in an anonymous way. It does this on the basis of bluetooth. When a doctor prescribes a test, the user can generate a code in his app. If the test is positive, the person will be informed via Coronalert and he can send a report to anyone who has been in the area. explains that the app is not mandatory. “This is good news for Vlaams Belang,” he said. Creyelman thinks that databases are being set up in which personal data are stored. “We don’t trust the Belgian State anyway, and certainly not with our data.” The Vlaams Belang is not the only party to make reservations. PVDA MP Sofie Merckx also said last week that ‘a corona app has not been really effective anywhere to date’. As a result, according to Merckx, the tool will ‘not contribute much’ to better contact research. The app ‘also involves democratic dangers’ and, according to the PVDA star, can lead to ‘extra discrimination’. “What about the people who don’t have the app?” The statements are remarkable. As Karine Moykens, chairman of the Interfederal Committee for Testing & Tracing, explained before, the effectiveness of the app stands or falls with the number of users. ‘Only when enough people get started with it, the operation of the app will add value in the fight against covid-19’, it said earlier. To date, Coronalert has been downloaded about a million times.







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