COVID-19 App Store and Data Flow Ecologies

  • Funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
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Grant number: ES/V004905/1

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Key facts

  • Disease

    COVID-19
  • Known Financial Commitments (USD)

    $59,237.11
  • Funder

    UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
  • Principle Investigator

    Pending
  • Research Location

    United Kingdom, Europe
  • Lead Research Institution

    University of Warwick
  • Research Category

    Policies for public health, disease control & community resilience

  • Research Subcategory

    Communication

  • Special Interest Tags

    Gender

  • Study Subject

    Non-Clinical

  • Clinical Trial Details

    N/A

  • Broad Policy Alignment

    Pending

  • Age Group

    Unspecified

  • Vulnerable Population

    Unspecified

  • Occupations of Interest

    Unspecified

Abstract

Mobile phone applications (apps) have emerged as a key part of the response to COVID-19 around the world and are a feature of UK government plans to manage 'phase two'. While raising concerns from privacy and security to the adoption rates required for their effectiveness, initial research on COVID-19 apps has either remained abstract, been conducted in an ad hoc manner or has targeted individual apps.This project will deliver a systematic empirical analysis of: 1) emerging ecologies of COVID-19 apps and their governance through app stores, and; 2) the data flows of prevalent apps within this domain. Through these combined methods, the project will provide an assessment of the governance risks and challenges posed to the public by COVID-19 apps.