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We talked about was how we can use mobilitetsdata and share it with health authorities in such a way that they can see where they are going to put into their measures, ” says Sigve Brekke to NRK.

the Telenor boss participated this week in a summit of the eight largest mobile operators in Europe and the EU-commissioner Thierry Breton for the internal market in the EU.

In the meeting expressed the EU’s desire to quickly get in the time analysis of mobile data in the fight against koronaviruset in all member states of the union.

NRK has previously told how Telenor and the Norwegian institute of public health cooperates here in Norway to do the analyses and the forecasts even more accurate by using data on the population’s movements from the air.

Sigve Brekke believes we have come a long way here in Norway, and that, therefore, they can share their experiences.

– Here, I think Telenor is very far ahead – both because we have worked together with the Norwegian health authorities over time, and because we also have been working on this in some of our asian markets, ” says Sigve Brekke and refers to previous research they have done along with health experts on spread of other diseases.

Break talks on Friday, also to the World Economic Forum about this use of the information from the telenettene in the fight against korona.

the EUROPEAN union, Will have it in all our member countries

the EUROPEAN union went Friday and announced that they are now planning a coordinated effort in this field.

the Goal is to get into such data from all Eu member states, and that a separate group of experts to make analyses and prognoses for the koronasmitten.

the Spokesman of the EUROPEAN commission John Bahrk

Photo: EUROPEAN commission

– We want to work with one mobile operator in each member state in order to get a representative sample. To have one operator also allows the aggregated and anonymized data cannot be used to track individuals, ” says EU spokesman Johannes Bahrke.

A common expert and the research group is scheduled to receive the data, process them and then send out the numbers and analysis to member states.

It is not yet clear which mobile operators should be in each country, but Telenor have already started to see if they will contribute with data in the other nordic countries.

– In Sweden and Denmark we have made contact with the health authorities in the two countries. We told them a little bit about the experience from Norway, what we do here, and then offered our services in those countries, ” says Sigve Brekke.

Telenor has shown NRK how they can look at population movements, and contribute to the smitteanalyser.

Photo: Truls Alnes Antonsen / NRK Tracking and enforcement of curfews,

In some other countries, it has also been discussed about your mobile data and tracking also can be used to enforce karantener and curfew.

In France, they have also considered to oblige the inhabitants to allow themselves to track with an app, but the proposal was voted down in parliament.

– Here we have privacy laws we have to keep ourselves within. Where we are today is the anonymized data, we can work with, but of course we shall help as best we can to the respective authorities, ” says Sigve Brekke of Telenor.

So technically it is possible, but it is legally not clarified?
– Yes, it is correct. Technically it is possible, but again as there are clear regulations on this. It is also a bit more than that too. For we as the operator are responsible for ensuring that our customer data are not misused. We want to ensure that our customers do not, under any circumstances, should be concerned that the personal information is dispersed. So there we have a very clear policy.

In some countries, it is now not allowed to be outdoors if you don’t have a special reason, and the police check the rules here in Rome, Italy.

Photo: Filippo Monteforte / AFP

– How does you balancing act that the authorities will get what they need, at the same time as you not going to go over in pure masseovervåking?
– This is a national problem. So we work up to national authorities. We did also clear the face of the EU commissioner, responds ceo Brekke.

the EUROPEAN commission informs also that they want to keep within all applicable privacy policy. So far, the commission have only been to talk about the anonymous and aggregated data from mobile networks.

– the Data will only be stored as long as the crisis is in progress. We will then clearly follow the privacy rules GDPR, and you may have also seen that personvernmyndighetene not against this, ” says commission spokesman Johannes Bahrke.

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