On Wednesday European scientists and technologists made a statement that they will be developing such an app that will check the social proximity of a person and will also be under the GDPR compliances.
In this spread of Coronavirus Epidemic. Europe’s Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing (PEPP-PT) has assembled 130 researchers from around 8 countries to develop such an app that will check if an infected person got in contact with how many people.
The European union’s guide book on privacy GDPR or General Data Protection Regulation limits the use of personal information like checking the location of a person via smartphones.
A press briefing will be hosted at 11 am (2:30 pm IST) by Boos along with Marcel Salathe, head of the Digital Epidemiology Lab at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne and Thomas Wiegand of the Technical University of Berlin and head of the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI).