China's coronavirus health code apps raise concerns over privacy

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Apps, which allow people to move around after lockdown, have become an integral part of Chinese authorities’ management of citizens

As millions of people in China emerge from weeks of lockdown, their freedom of movement is largely dependent on phone apps.

The “health code” service – run on the ubiquitous platforms Alipay and WeChat and developed for the Chinese government – give users colour-coded designations based on their health status and travel history, and a QR code that can be scanned by authorities.

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