Aerials, telecoms and big data: so-will study the government of our movements

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Aerials, telecoms and big data: so-will study the government of our movements

Five days ago, the Spanish government informed that he was to use technology to be able to perform a series of studies of mobility of citizens in order to control the expansion of the CoVID-19.

To do this you would make use of the data obtained by mobile operators from our devices. It is something similar to what has been carried out in South Korea, with quite a lot of success.

Controlling to all, but privately

The first thing that comes to mind when we hear that the government is going to monitor our phones is that you will have access to our data and private information, but this is not the case.

What has been announced by the administration is the creation of a platform, which shall cooperate with the major mobile carriers, in which may be monitored the movement of the mobile phones of all citizens.

In this way you will be able to establish patterns of use and verify, for example, if there are variations in the routines of certain people, if there are groups where it should not have, and if it is necessary or not to make modifications in the medical decision-making.

The government wants to stay ahead of the game

Aerials, telecoms and big data: so-will study the government of our movements

The ultimate aim of the measure is to be able to foresee needs in certain areas to minimize the possibility that medical services will collapse and be able to react as soon as possible.

Not be able to identify each user directly, and therefore it is not feasible to use this system to set fines automatically by skipping the quarantine, although you could send a police car for example to an area in which there is a grouping of signals if you should not afford such a case.

In fact, the information that you get the government will not come from our mobile devices, but the antennas of the mobile operators, who are the triangulan the position of the smartphones depending on what antenna we connect.

Will be deployed gradually

As we already knew, this platform will start to operate in the Valencian Community but the government’s intention is to take it to the entire national territory, in order to balance the needs of each region.

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