Institutions and contact tracing applications

Comparing design processes in France, Germany and the Netherlands

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After the start of the COVID19 pandemic, many countries decided to develop digital contact tracing applications to assist in contact tracing. This aimed to warn people who were potentially infected as early as possible and stop them from spreading the virus further and bringing down the total amount of new infections. Even though there was some proof of the potential effectiveness of applications such as these, they had never been deployed at scale before the pandemic and there was no standardised and shared vision on how to best implement these applications, meaning that countries that wanted to include digital contact tracing as part of their COVID19 strategies needed to design and develop an application themselves...