Norwegian Institute of Public health working on an app to store location data for 30 days


Together with Norwegian company Simula the Norwegian Institute of Public Health is developping a voluntary app to track users geolocation and slow the spread of Covid-19. Running in the background, the app will collect GPS and Bluetooth location data and store them on a server for 30 days. If a user is diagnosed with the virus, its location data can be user to trace all the phones that have been in close contact with the person. Authorities will use this data to send an SMS only to those phones who have chosen to install the app and receive notifications.

Source: (ENG)
Writer: Kyrre Lekve
Source 2: (NOR)
Writer: √ėyvind Bye Skille