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An EU coalition of techies is backing a ‘privacy-preserving’ standard for COVID-19

A European coalition of techies and scientists drawn from at least eight countries, and led by Germany’s Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute for telecoms (HHI), is working on contacts-tracing proximity technology for COVID-19 that’s designed to comply with the region’s strict privacy rules.

The core idea is to leverage smartphone technology to help disrupt the next wave of infections by notifying individuals who have come into close contact with an infected person — via the proxy of their smartphones having been near enough to carry out a Bluetooth handshake.

Source: An EU coalition of techies is backing a ‘privacy-preserving’ standard for COVID-19 contacts tracing | TechCrunch

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