15 April 2020 – Announced support for and intention to use contact tracing-apps

Intervention Categories: Surveillance and response measures; Tracing and quarantining contacts; Legal and policy; New initiatives
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The German Government announced their support for the architectural concept of “Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing” because it follows a pan-European approach, provides for compliance with European and German data protection regulations, and stores only epidemiologically relevant contacts of the last three weeks anonymously on the user’s mobile phone without recording the movement profile.

They asked everyone working on tracing-apps to use and build on this framework to ensure compatible solutions. They announced that both federal and state governments will ask citizens to use trancing-apps as soon as they are available, however, that this would contine to be on a voluntary basis.
Full details here: https://www.bundesregierung.de/resource/blob/975226/1744452/b94f2c67926030f9015985da586caed3/2020-04-16-bf-bk-laender-data.pdf?download=1