The Covid-19 response travel and movement is going to be monitored through your mobile data: but is the government being open and transparent?
Government *must* get this right, explain what it is doing or it risks public trust and co-operation.
This story is leaking out via journalists and news stories.
The government must be proactive and explain what it does with data.
This is not optional; or the government will add to the crisis and make it harder to manage.
As far as we know, there has been *nothing* from No 10 on data, what new measures are needed.*
Worse still, they are refusing to comment on the story about mobile telcos.
Yet data is central to tackling COVID-19.
There is a gaping hole in government announcements, but work is clearly going on.
* except on surveillance commissioners
@jim The government response has been dithering and inadequate, and unfortunately the grim reality is that we are probably now facing mass fatalities.
Food shortages created by lack of a planned emergency response are also creating a situation where the virus can claim easy victims in a starved population.
When the crisis has passed I hope the people responsible for such a negligent policy are held criminally liable.
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