Pan European Privacy Preserving Proximity Tracing (short: PEPP-PT) is a system for tracking the spreading of a (human) virus based on mobile phones. This was developed by an European team due to the Corona (Covid-19) virus. Several apps will be developed on the system created by PEPP-PT. They could help to identify contacts of sick people – without violating privacy. It is based on Bluetooth network technology. No mobile phone numbers, MAC addresses or SIM card IDs are needed for this. Not even location data. For Pan European Privacy Protecting Proximity Tracing the fact that the privacy of the users is protected is particularly important.

For those who want to take a closer look at the details: the GitHub platform provides software developers with an up-to-date status report called DP3-T (Decentralized Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing). DP3-T is the basis of PEPP-PT. The above-mentioned repository contains a proposal for a secure – and privacy-protecting – decentralized tracing system. The aim is to simplify and speed up the process of identifying persons who have come into contact with an infected person, thus creating a technological basis for slowing down the spread of the corona virus. The source code of the solution is to be published under the open source license of the Mozilla Foundation.

Why this is interesting for a Chief Digital Officer (CDO)?
This topic is important for Chief Digital Officer (CDO) in healthcare, HealthTech, life sciences, etc. . Maybe CDOs in other industries can be inspired.
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