- Belgium’s “Data Against Corona” taskforce has processed anonymized and aggregated telecom data from millions of Belgians, without compromising privacy
- The data is used to compute mobility metrics per postal code - such as the number of trips or the % of time spent outside of one’s residential ZIP code
- Since national confinement measures have been enacted on March 18th, the average Belgian has reduced his mobility by more than 50%
- Belgians spend roughly 80% of their time at their home ZIP code
BRUSSELS (27 MARCH 2020) - In the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the Belgian Minister of Health (Maggie De Block) and the Minister of Telecom, Digital & Privacy (Philippe De Backer) have received the first results from the “Data Against Corona” taskforce that combines telecom data and epidemiological data in a privacy-friendly and GDPR-compliant model.