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In the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, two thirds of the Swiss are ready to have their movements monitored using a mobile phone app. The consulting firm Deloitte found out in a survey.
Exactly 64 percent of the working population between the ages of 16 and 64 living in Switzerland would provide their exercise data to track infections, as Deloitte said. The consultancy concludes that the Swiss, who are otherwise very concerned about their privacy, are more open to digital technologies and solutions in times of crisis.
Only 14 percent categorically reject tracing
34 percent of those questioned are unconditional for their movement data to be recorded, 30 percent are more in favor of it. 36 percent, on the other hand, oppose contact tracing. Categorically, however, only 14 percent reject anonymised movement recordings in the fight against the Covid 19 disease. 22 percent tend to reject the measure.
The approval rate among those in the IT or telecommunications industry is very high at 78 percent. Even the «digital natives» under 30 years of age, with 68 percent, have slightly higher approval than the whole.
Deloitte interviewed 1,500 people in Switzerland about Easter. The survey was conducted online and, according to the company, is representative in terms of age, gender and region. (SDA)