Phone tracking against COVID-19 - www.kas.de
Facts and Findings
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- The combination of GPS tracking and AI-supported big data analysis can facilitate the recording of movement patterns and networking of groups of people. This accelerates the traceability of infection chains.
- The Asian model of using and storing personal data is not possible without seriously interfering with the privacy and fundamental rights of the citizens.
- Instead of following the Asian approach, the European project focuses on privacy-preserving proximity tracing (PEPP-PT). This is a voluntary, anonymous and privacy-protecting tracking system based on Bluetooth technology. It has been designed to work across national borders. The idea is to find a balance between public health and privacy protection.
- With PEPP-PT, Germany and Europe are sending an important signal for a value-based approach to technology that can serve as a model for a modern constitutional state in times of crisis. It also enables the gradual easing of restrictions on movement.
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