Besides, many resent being legally coerced into funding a service whose worldview is completely at odds with their own.
It would be easy to write off the attitude of both as ‘only little earthlings pay taxes’, but the current taxation system allows them to get away with it.
The Government’s tendency to take more responsibility, rather than devolving it to local networks, is at the root of many of the scheme’s problems.
Singapore, Australia and other countries experienced difficulties; the important thing is learning from these and improving matters.
Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom joined the USA in condemning moves to shut down free and fair elections in Hong Kong.
The Health Secretary criticises the tech giant for not cooperating with “democratically elected governments”.
The core of the problem seems to be that both its own system and the Google/Apple alternative pose substantial problems.
Although NHSX’s approach involves a degree of centralisation, it is important to remember that the identifiers uploaded to the server will remain anonymous.
Free enterprise has huge benefits. But more than that, it is intensely democratic, open and diverse – breaking down monopolies, hierarchies and outdated practices.