We as Finaps think that there are three features that the Dutch minister De Jonge of Public Health has to consider to successfully tackle Corona virus with an app. 1. Platform with Privacy Protecting Data Safe
It is important that the app collects a minimum amount data, stores as little as necessary and that it does not share personal information with others. This can be realised by the capabilities of a private data safe. Data needs to be collected and examples of measurements that can be collected include – but are not limited to:
- Proximity analysis by examining communication signals between phones;
- Stay at home by analysing how often you connect to your own WiFi network;
- Risk analysis by an area score and not your individual location data.
Within the platform each user should get a personal data safe on which the app runs as a service. This ensures that personal information is protected.
The app user chooses what information will be shared with whom (anonymously of course) and which apps connect to this personal data safe.