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Beijing Winter Olympics

China's Olympics health app raises privacy red flags

Organizers assert confidence in system to curb COVID spread while cases rise

Ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, the short track speed skating venue is seen during a training session at the Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing on Jan. 31.    © Reuters

BEIJING -- As athletes, officials and more pour into China for the Winter Olympics kicking off this week, the app being used to monitor the health of as many as 60,000 people involved in the event has come under scrutiny.

My 2022, one of at least four official apps developed for the Games, is mandatory for all participants to download. The information entered into the program is linked to the user through personal identification such as a passport.

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