Noteworthy Information
No to California Bill on Verified Credentials of COVID-19 Test Results

EFF posted a very nice summary of privacy issues around digital identifiers. Self-sovereign digital identifiers (SSI) are a major innovation for privacy but, as with everything else, it has to be applied and enforced with care. There's already work underway to align SSI with existing eIDAS and EuroPass regulations that may influence future EC regulations.

Ethical Design Recommendations for COVID-19 Visualizations

The stakes are high, and the data is complex. Here are some practical recommendations for data designers working on COVID-19 visualizations.

€60 million Crisis Response Initiative for Europe's Innovators

As part of the EU’s collective efforts to tackle the COVID-19 crisis, the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) has today launched the ‘EIT Crisis Response Initiative’.

This Is the Future of the Pandemic

Covid-19 isn’t going away soon. Two recent studies mapped out the possible shapes of its trajectory.

COVID-19 & Digital Rights: Document Pool - EDRi

European Digital Rights (EDRi) has published yesterday a Document pool on COVID19 and Digital Rights.

Coronavirus health passports for UK 'possible in months'

I start to have big concern about how UK is going to implement immunity passport. It’s not far from what China did... facial recognition... Something to think about - and to do

Contact-tracing apps are not a solution to the COVID-19 crisis

Although Apple and Google’s proposals for voluntary, anonymous contact tracing apps have been well received by some, they will likely serve as vehicles for abuse, disinformation, and a false sense of security to justify reopening local and national economies well before it is safe to do so.

Coronavirus: How to Do Testing and Contact Tracing

Nice and well documented analysis of the situation AND the value of testing, contact tracing app (technology alone is not enough simply because it is not used enough).

Techstars與科技部合辦線上抗疫創業週末

這此活動由亞洲矽谷計劃執行中心,台衫基金會,KPMG安侯建業聯合事務所等贊助三家最傑出團隊,這次分別由第三名MyLog APP平台(保護隱私的個人自主健康管理工具),第二名「ChanceCake」(因疫情導致大量失業的服務業線上職能媒合平台),以及第一名Neo,均得到本競賽贊助商的贊助獎金。

Closing the data divide: the need for open data

Microsoft has announced the Open data initiative, whose goal is ‘to advance a much-needed discussion about how the world uses and shares data’ by ‘developing 20 new collaborations built around shared data by 2022’ - partners include ODI and GovLab.

“Immunity passports” in the context of COVID-19

The WHO states that there is currently no evidence that people who have recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies are protected from a second infection.

MyLog14 in EUvsVirus Hackathon

Hub-Taiwan spreading #MyData spirits in the #EUvsVirus hackathon by hacking new features to MyLog14

Five ways a COVID-19 contact-tracing app could make things worse

There is a good chance that people will over-trust an app to keep them safe, which could inadvertently increase social contact. This is a well-documented psychological effect called “automation bias”.

A Post-COVID-19 Digital Bretton Woods

When world leaders came together in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, in 1944, they laid the foundation for a model of global governance that would last for more than 70 years. To manage the far-reaching implications of digital technology and hyper-globalization, we must now pick up where they left off.

Pan-European Hackathon

Now is your chance to help tackle coronavirus! #EUvsVirus

「どう使うか、国民理解が必須」識者に聞く、コロナ拡大防止へのICT活用

毎日新聞の有料記事に、MyDataJapanの理事として 橋田 浩一・中川 裕志・Kristina Yasuda の3名のインタビュー記事が掲載されました。

個人中心サービス検討委員会(略称:HCS委員会)の第1回ユースケースWG

トピックは4月10日にApple/Googleからプレスリリースされたばかりの「Privacy-Preserving Contact Tracing」について、現時点で公表されている仕様の説明や問題点等を議論しました。

「自分の人権をある程度犠牲」に関して衝撃的な調査結果

「ウイルスの拡散防止に役立つならば、自分の人権をある程度犠牲にしてもかまわない」という意見について、「そう思う(計)」人の割合は、30か国の平均では75%、日本では32%。

Recommendation on apps for contact tracing

European Commission and the High Representative have set out plans for a robust and targeted EU response to support partner countries' efforts in tackling the coronavirus pandemic.

IT総合戦略室のコロナウィルス対策の紹介

新型コロナウイルス感染症対策テックチーム Anti-Covid-19 Tech Teamキックオフ会議。

Recover from the Impact of the Covid-19 Crisis

This is a brilliant resource for business owners to help with COVID planning and impact minimisation.

You Really Don’t Want to Sell Your Data

Without fundamental legal rights underpinning the relationship between those who control data and those subject to it, data ownership will erode the control of those who need it most.

Funding Opportunities

This is a list of upcoming funding opportunities:

  • a curated list of open calls, funding opportunities, useful tools, collaborative actions and many more initiatives to help fight the Coronavirus situation by Martel Innovate
  • Mozilla announced the creation of a COVID-19 Solutions Fund as part of the Mozilla Open Source Support Program (MOSS)
  • NGI: DAPSI (deadline: April 22nd, webinar) and TRUST (3rd call, deadline: May 4th)
市民主導のCOVID-19対策の取り組み総まとめ

世界中でCOVID-19対策のソリューションが数々と誕生しているので、それらを比較・整理してみます。

Projects using personal data to combat SARS-CoV-2

The GDPRhub maintains a page to collect different approaches by government and private projects to use personal data to combat SARS-CoV-2.

“SARS-CoV-2 Tracking under GDPR” by noyb

In the wake of the Corona crisis, many governments and non-governmental institutions consider the usage of infection tracking systems to fight the pandemic. They float different ideas how these systems shall look like. While reviewing some of those ideas, noyb (European Center for Digital Rights) has prepared this ad hoc paper on legal requirements for virus trackingsystems.

MyData vs COVID-19

A blog post on MyData vs COVID-19 describing who we are, what we do and why people should join the efforts now!

The moment you realise the world has changed: re-thinking the EDPS Strategy

Covid-19 is a game changer. Thinking about the EDPS’ strategy for the next five years, we have to look again at our text.

Data Stewards Network: A Call for Action

Toward building the data infrastructure and ecosystem we need to tackle pandemics and other dynamic societal and environmental threats.

Save our NHS

What is your personal connection with your healthcare service & the professionals that work within it?

EU Funding for Innovative solutions to tackle Coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission is calling for startups and SMEs to apply urgently to the next round of funding from the European Innovation Council

Controlling coronavirus with apps

Smartphone tracking of the pandemic - a help or a threat to privacy?

MyData and Coronavirus

Some thoughts here about how bottom up, human-centric 'MyData' would vastly improve how global pandemics can be managed for all parties. Clearly we won't get to build much for this time around, albeit my prototype only took 20 minutes; but one has to assume there will be a Covid 20 and beyond.


Questions Asked
The role of MyData Operators in COVID-19

For all of you working on COVID we would welcome your input on this paper.
We would like to have it reviewed and published rapidly, to move on with implementation.


Tools
MyLog14

Hub-Taiwan joined the #CodeVsCovid19 hackathon and build the alpha version of corona-related app MyLog14 in 3 days.