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Stopp Corona App

Innovative response

Mobile Operators provide the government’s emergency task force with anonymised and aggregated movement data to better monitor the effectiveness of the protection measures. All based on the GDPR and national data protection rules.  The Austrian Red Cross has developed the “stop corona” app. The use is on a voluntary basis. It allows an anonymised digital handshake (active storage of contacts) between mobile handsets.

If a user gets infected, then they can send an anonymised warning via the app to all contacts from the last 48 hours.

Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact

This app will allow governments to better track and trace who might have coronavirus, as well as help individuals understand when they may have come into contact with people who have the virus.

Organisations/institutions involved

Austrian Red Cross

Level(s) of government:
  • Non-Profit/Civil Society

Issues being addressed:

  • Resource management and mobilisation
  • Real-time data collection, sharing, and analysis
  • Public service delivery under new circumstances

Date Submitted:

6 May 2020