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Citizens’ distrust and lack of consensus: what led to the fiasco of contact tracing apps

By |January 5th, 2022|Tags: , , |

European countries have spent months debating what to do with data collected through contact tracing apps. A lack of consensus, as well as the launch of new systems by Apple and Google, lessened the chances of a unified protocol among the bloc. What is clear is that Europe always prioritised the data protection of its own users.

France: The pandemic has exposed a dysfunctional prison system

By |December 13th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

While the poor state of French prisons led many to fear a serious health crisis in the wake of Covid-19, the worst of those fears have not materialised. However, the drastic lockdown measures have done nothing to benefit the mental health of detainees. Nor have they led to any serious reevaluation of the system itself.

The postcode lottery of publicly-funded assisted reproduction in Spain

By , , , , , |November 29th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Many autonomous communities are not providing the bare minimum of provision in Spain’s health service and are using stripped back services, age limits and imposing fees in order to avoid providing the service.

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