WRR position paper Dutch House of Representatives hearing / round-table discussion on coronavirus app

In this Position Paper, the WRR advises that great caution and care must be exercised when any radical new technology is introduced. There is a need to guard against what could be termed ‘techno-optimism’, ‘techno-chauvinism’ or ‘techno-solutionism’: the idea that the introduction of a new technology in itself can solve complex, intractable social issues. There are many examples of projects in which this has led to highly problematic consequences.