More than 80 per cent of Irish adults would probably download a contact tracing app despite privacy concerns, according to new research.
The survey found that 59 per cent of people expressed concerns about installing a contact tracing app on their device.
Forty-one per cent were concerned that technology companies would use it for greater surveillance after the pandemic. Other concerns included that a person’s phone would be more likely to be hacked or that the government would use it for surveillance.
Dr Michael O’Callaghan, one of the authors of the survey and general practitioner and researcher at the University of Limerick (UL), said these concerns need to be addressed to ensure the greatest possible uptake of an app.
“Clear timelines on when this app