Politicians against mandatory use of StayAway Covid 'app'

in News · 16-10-2020 18:01:00 · 2 Comments

The parliamentary leader of the PAN, Inês Sousa Real, has said that the mandatory use of the StayAway Covid application is a “matter of doubtful constitutionality”, so the party is “against” the measure.

The PAN party member warns that compelling citizens to use this app is contrary to “Community directives” and “discriminates against those people who may not even have access to mobile phones or a level of digital literacy that allows them to know what the use of the app is consciously, even for the sake of data privacy”.

In the view of the PAN, the use of the StayAway Covid app “must remain optional”, as the “invasion of everyone's privacy” may be at stake and there are “issues of privacy and data protection that are in conflict”.

Also CDS, Bloco de Esquerda and Iniciativa Liberal are against this measure, which could potentially see fine of between €100 and €500 for those who fail to download the app


I would be very happy to use the Stayaway app, but I can’t since the app requires my iPhone to run on IOS13. That is not possible on my iPhone 6. So am I supposed to by a new phone in order to avoid a fine? Wouldn’t it be more equitable that the app ran on on older phones that nearly 25% of people have?

By Brian Shanahan from Algarve on 17-10-2020 11:44

Sounds promising......I give it a week before the corruption settles in and they change their tune.

By Sarah L from Other on 17-10-2020 10:58
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