EU: Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, Orange and 5 other telcos to help EU track cov-19 progression


8 europeans telecoms providers (Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, Orange,Telefonica, Telecom Italia , Telenor, Telia and A1 Telekom Austria) have agreed to share mobile phone location data with the European Commission to track the spread of the coronavirus.

The Commission said it would use anonymsed data and aggregated mobile phone location to coordinate the tracking of the virus spread. They also announced the data would be deleted after the crisis.

Writer: Foo Yun Chee
Publication: Reuters