Friday, 14 May 2021

Operators agree to share anonymised data with EU to help track COVID-19

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Thursday 26 March 20

The EU says the decision could be vital for anticipating the spread of disease, but detractors are calling it a breach of privacy

Yesterday, the GSMA announced that eight major European telecoms have agreed to share anonymised mobile phone location data with the European Commission to track the spread of coronavirus.    The aggregation of anonymous data will be analysed to help predict the spread of the virus and help coordinate healthcare responses.   “In the fight against this sanitary crisis…

Yesterday, the GSMA announced that eight major European telecoms have agreed to share anonymised mobile phone location data with the European Commission to track the spread of coronavirus.    The aggregation of anonymous data will be analysed to help predict the spread of the virus and help coordinate healthcare responses.   “In the fight against this sanitary crisis…

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