The Covid-19 case tracking system developed by Apple and Google did not take long to generate reactions from various governments. Representatives of the European Union have confirmed that they are looking forward to working with Apple to implement the plan, Donald Trump has expressed doubts about the API's effectiveness, without repetition. However, France has been one of the countries with the strongest position to fight this solution and come up with one of them.
While France does not undermine the consideration and efficiency that comes with implementing this solution, according to a press release by Digital Minister Cedric O, he should develop his solution for "technological sovereignty" instead of "limiting on the options of a large company (Apple)". Apple would have been an obstacle to implementing this alternative.
Estimates against the French government means Apple and Google's refusal that countries can use contact tracking information stored on the government database and take any action they deem necessary, dispute users' privacy.
Apple disagrees with French requests for its application against COVID-19
To control cases of the ongoing epidemic, France plans to begin testing its contacts tracking system. StopCOVID starting next week. However, French authorities have called for help from Apple to allow their app to work better in the background by releasing some restrictions on iOS.
As in the past, which has even involved the FBI, in this case Apple did not accept the offer, prompting a response from the French government accusing the company of its non-cooperation. According to a statement made by representatives of the Ministry of Digital Media on BFM Business TV:
"I regret this, that we are at a time when everyone is coming together to fight this epidemic, and because a large economic company is not helping the government in this crisis."
According to France, Apple exceeds its limits by setting these limits while Apple, User privacy is not negotiated.