Aggregated and anonymised data from mobile network operators to fight the Covid-19 crisis

29 Jun 2021
  • IoT general

Telefónica has been collaborating with the European Commission and the GSMA since April last year, together with other mobile network operators, in a project to share data (anonymized and aggregated) in the fight against COVID-19. These initiatives have allowed governments and mobile operators around the world to experience a steep learning curve in how to use big data to combat the health crisis. That is why the GSMA and several European mobile network operators believe that the current free system should become a permanent and sustainable early warning and management system for possible future pandemics. With the necessary investment, it could be the seed of the European Health Data Space, which is part of Europe's ambitious data strategy.

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