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Spain to track 40 million smartphones to combat coronavirus

Thursday 2 April 2020 | 10:33 CET | News
Spain's Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation Nadia Calvino has announced plans to anonymously track over 40 million smartphones as part of a study of population movements designed to help the government control the spread of coronavirus. The DataCOVID study carried out by the Ministry of Economy and Digital Transformation in collaboration with the country's National Statistics Institute (INE) won't track or identify smartphone owners individually but will gather aggregate data to give central and regional governments a better understanding of population movements.

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Companies: Orange / Telefonica / Vodafone
Countries: Spain
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