Widespread perplexity, skepticism and citizens without smartphones, at the base of 50% of the no, which would not be enough for the final purpose of the application that alerts on possible contagion
A survey conducted by Ipsos, a multinational market research firm, found that so far it would be one in two Italians to say that he is available to use the Immuni app. Of this 50%, 19% will download the app for sure, 31% probably will. To be contrary to the idea of installing the software, approved by the Privacy Guarantor and which guarantees anonymity, instead 27%. On the no front the surely win (15%) compared to the probably (12%). Almost one in four citizens (23% of the no front) doesn't answer either does not use a smartphone.
What are the concerns about the Immuni app
"There are widespread perplexities"He explains Luca Comodo, director of the political-social department of Ipsos. "A part of the population has an attitude of skepticism and expectation, they want to have clearer terms of engagement. There are important concerns about privacy, how the data will be used". Among the most likely to download the app are mainly center-left voters. Entrepreneurs, freelancers and managers. On the other front, especially those who live in small municipalities (up to 10,000 inhabitants). Workers and employees with fixed-term contracts.
Among the details known so far on the functioning of the app, in any case, there is certainly that of the "minimum diffusion". If the Immuni app is not used by at least 60% electronic tracking of citizens will not bear fruit. It will not be mandatory download Immuni, then the government to work to study incentives that allow you to overcome the doubts. Starting with the privacy guarantees. The application use Bluetooth to communicate with the smartphones with which it comes into contact, without resorting to the GPS, to the detection of the position; the data are processed anonymously. Choices that, evidently, were not enough to convince everyone, even in a population accustomed to giving personal information to the big names in technology, from Google to Facebook: "This for a government, state app– explains Comodo – “There is a sort of a priori judgment. It is not obvious that those who consent to the processing of data for commercial purposes say s to the processing of data at government level. Greater resistances can be triggered ".
For weeks, some Regions, such as Lombardia (sent SMS) and Lazio, have made anti-Covid applications available to monitor citizens' health. Only 10% of respondents, in the Ipsos survey, downloaded and used one of these apps. 2% more than one. In return, 23% of respondents participated in one (11%) or more than one (12%) online survey sponsored by Covid health research centers. Numbers far from 60%.