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Source: Die Linke ”The Corona Warning app is late because of the federal government’s initial mistakes, but not too late, because it can still make an effective contribution to disrupting the infection chain, especially when it comes to a second wave of the pandemic to prevent or weaken, ”explains Anke Domscheit-Berg, spokeswoman for the political group DIE LINKE, at the start of the contact tracing app (Corona app). Domscheit-Berg continued: “The app’s open source approach enabled many errors to be eliminated at an early stage – the Federal Government should continue to pursue this type of software development in the future, because this not only creates higher quality software, but also more trust in software public sector, as independent experts like the Corona Warning app can convince themselves that the software has no back doors, but the app comes with a major birth defect because the federal government still does not want a specific legal basis for the app. Use that is needed to guarantee earmarking, a strict time limit for the duration of the pandemic and unconditional voluntariness. Inquiries from lawyers are already piling up because employers want to force their employees to use the app, and it is happening again and again public speculation, the use of the app as a condition for admission to events or other However, voluntariness does not only consist of the absence of state compulsion, but is only given if there are no advantages or disadvantages to using or not using the app, neither by the state nor by third parties. A legal regulation would put an end to the debate about the direct or indirect compulsion to use the app and increase confidence in the Corona warning app. Voluntariness is also the only way to success of the app because a compulsion can be avoided at any time, e.g. by switching off the Bluetooth function, but also because indirect pressure would also imply unlawful discrimination against entire population groups, e.g. because only about 80 percent of users have a cell phone that is technically capable of installing the app, other people do not have a smartphone at all, and nobody should therefore disadvantage them and e.g. exclude from access to education, work or culture. This discrimination would also affect poorer people who cannot afford expensive smartphones. Therefore, I call on the federal government again to submit a Corona Warning App Act. ”


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