Criticism of Italy Corona-App: men work, women take care of plants

In Italy, have catered to the authorities for an impressive false start of the Corona-Tracing-App "Immuni". It may be argued that to be playful from the begin

Criticism of Italy Corona-App: men work, women take care of plants

In Italy, have catered to the authorities for an impressive false start of the Corona-Tracing-App "Immuni". It may be argued that to be playful from the beginning so much confidence that the government's goal to convince up to sixty percent of Smartphone users to Download the App, it will be clearly missed. Until Sunday, about three weeks after the launch, were installed, according to Minister for Innovation Paola Pisano around 3.4 million users of the App on their phones, or just over eight percent of the 43 million Smartphone users in the country.

Matthias Rüb

Political correspondent for Italy, the Vatican, Albania and Malta, based in Rome.

F. A. Z.

For comparison: In Germany, the Corona App is the Start of 16. June of more than ten million mobile phone users downloaded. Equal to the Set of free Immuni-App in Google Play and in the Apple Store from 1. June, there had been a cry of indignation. The illustrations of the App for a mother with a small child in her arms, in addition to a pot plant and a man behind the Laptop were to be seen.

Not only Senator Julia Unterberger of the conservative South Tyrolean people's party (SVP) was surprised about this "clichéd understanding of the role of women and their contribution to society": While the man was portrayed in "the exercise of his professional obligations", pointing to the woman as she "takes care of the children and the plant". Apparently, it is lacking in Italy, especially in institutions and authorities – the fact that the low employment rate of women "is not only an injustice, but also a waste of skills and Knowledge".

Good notes of data - and consumer protection groups

The claim of Senator Unterberger and many others, to change the "backward-looking illustrations," according to the competent Ministry and then in a hurry: Now you can see on the App, a woman with a doctor's coat and stethoscope. But you have to wonder why the Minister responsible Pisano has not noticed the awkwardness of the combination of mom, Baby and a pot plant before. The App, developed by the Milanese company "Bending Spoons" gets generally good marks from consumers and data protection.

the "roll", all ten minutes, changing pay codes, by means of which the installed App with other mobile phones via Bluetooth (low battery strain), be guaranteed to communicate the anonymity of the information transmitted, it is called. In addition, no spatial data, and GPS would be routed-coordinate of the Immuni-App.

The data from contacts between two or more mobile phones, where Immuni is installed, would be stored remotely on the mobile phones and after 14 days they are deleted and not routinely to a Central Server. Finally, the use of the App is voluntary, nobody is forced to anything.

Updated Date: 22 June 2020, 10:20

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