Turkey prepares comprehensive quarantine surveillance


The Turkish Health Ministry's Pandemic Isolation Tracking Project is using mobile device location data to track patients diagnosed with COVID-19 and ensure they obey the government's quarantine requirements. Violators will be sent warning messages and their information will be shared with the police if they do not return to isolation. Law enforcement officers can access individuals' information during road stops. Before launching the system, the Communications Directorate obtained permissions in line with Article 12 of Law No. 6698 on the Protection of Personal Data. 

Source: https://bianet.org/english/health/222695-turkey-launches-china-style-coronavirus-tracker

Writer: BIA News Desk
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