Bahrain and Kuwait accused of privacy breaches in coronavirus apps

Amnesty International has accused Bahrain and Kuwait of running “roughshod over people’s privacy” in their use of surveillance technology during the coronavirus pandemic.

The human rights organisation carried out a detailed technical analysis of phone apps in seven Arab states plus France, Iceland, Israel and Norway.

It singled out those used by Bahrain, Kuwait and Norway as the most alarming, with all three “actively carrying out live or near-live tracking of users’ locations by frequently…