The Government is scrapping the current version of its track and trace app over privacy concerns, switching to a system developed by Apple and Google.
Contracts worth £4.8m had reportedly been awarded to the developer VMWare Pivotal Labs for the abandoned a three-month attempt undertaken by the UK Government to create their own version of the technology.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the NHS would switch to an alternative designed by Apple and Google. At the Downing Street briefing,he said the government would not put a date on when the new app may be launched. The original plan as highlighted by Boris Johnson said on the 20th of May was:
“We have growing confidence that we will have a test, track and trace operation that will be world-beating and, yes, it will be in place by June 1.”
Original Source: By George Allison UK Defense Journal