Artikkel

App hiccup for Nordic public sector

Digital Consumer Trends 2020: Industry Spotlight

Citizens and regulators remain worried that Nordic coronavirus surveillance technologies are a slippery slope towards a reduction of privacy.

The Norwegian Data Protection Authority shut down “Smittestopp” – Norway’s coronavirus tracking app – only two months after its launch due to a disproportionate interference in user privacy, and Denmark’s “Smittestop” has received criticism for not working appropriately. Our survey shows a mixed view among Nordic citizens towards governmental use of technology to monitor the spread of COVID-19. This raises the question where to draw the line between data privacy and pursuing “the greater good”.
 

Five key stats from the public sector:

  1. Almost two thirds (65%) of the Nordic citizens actively restrict general apps’ access to information.
  2. Two thirds (66%) of the Nordic citizens are concerned about how private companies use their private data, andone third (33%) is against governmental location tracking for coronavirus purposes.
  3. More than two fifths (41%) of the Nordic citizens support governmental location tracking – Finns being the most supportive at 55%. Meanwhile, Sweden has more people against location tracking (35%) than supportive of if (34%).
  4. Nordic 55-75 year olds are the most supportive of governmental location tracking (48%).
  5. Almost half of the Nordic respondents (47%) support thermal cameras to track fevers to enforce quarantine rules. Meanwhile, there is a consensus that governments should not be able to monitor people’s health data.

Read more in the nordic report Digital Consumer Trends 2020. 

Digital Consumer Trends 2020

The Nordic Cut

Go to campaign site
Var denne siden nyttig?