COVID-19 has changed our lives. Contact tracing “… is the process of identification of persons who may have come into contact with an infected person (“contacts”) and subsequent collection of further information about these contacts”. It also includes taking action to inform them of the possibility of being infected, so they can take appropriate measures, such as self-isolation.
There are different technologies for contact tracing. There is the old-fashioned way of doing human-to-human interviews with an infected person. And then there are emerging IT solutions, leveraging mobile phones to do the tracing. In essence - if two phones were close together for some time period, and owner of one of the phones gets sick, the other phone’s owner can be notified.
But, there are different ways how this general idea can be implemented in practice - the data should not be misused. Let us use this forum to discuss how it should be done, using Fair Data Society principles and the tech at our disposal.