We will have to follow closely what is happening in the coming days between London and Silicon Valley. Because the mini-clash that occurred last week between the British authorities and Apple and Google will have consequences for SwissCovid. EPFL’s idea of merging the contact tracing application with another system in order to make it more efficient is on hold.
Let us first take a look at what happened on the other side of the Channel. Like many countries, England and Wales offer a contact tracing application called NHS Covid-19. This app runs on a software basis (Exposure Notification API) provided by Apple and Google for phones running on iOS and Android, in order to make it more efficient. So far, nothing special.