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[Simple] Can Verifiable Credentials Be The Key To Safely Reopening The Economy?

I sat down with Kaliya Young and Lucy Yang, directors of CCI, an open community, which brings together more than 300 technologists, academics and healthcare professionals from more than 100 organizations. CCI recently joined Linux Foundation Public Health (LFPH) to make a difference in a space that demands technological innovation and efficacy.

[Intermediate] The coronavirus is here to stay — here’s what that means

A Nature survey shows many scientists expect the virus that causes COVID-19 to become endemic, but it could pose less danger over time.

[Intermediate] Covid-19: Variants vs Vaccines

The B117 variant will probably take over between February and March in most developed countries. That’s without taking into account the Brazilian and South African variants. In the race between the variants and the vaccines, the variants are the hare and the vaccines are the tortoise.

[Intermediate] The Case for No-Covid

As many countries continue to struggle with a third wave of COVID-19 all governments and public health authorities will need to remain open to new ideas for controlling the pandemic.

[Intermediate] What Medical Data Is Israel Sharing With Pfizer - and Is It Protected?

Israel is considered a world leader in medical data, which is partly why it has received priority access to the COVID-19 vaccines. Experts agree that the Pfizer deal offers reasonable protection of citizens’ personal data - but some parts of the deal prompt questions that need answering.

[Simple] Singapore reveals Covid privacy data available to police

Singapore has admitted data from its Covid contact tracing programme can also be accessed by police, reversing earlier privacy assurances. Such an approach will erode public trust in future health responses and therefore impede their efficacy.

(Intermediate) Data Collaboration in the Age of COVID

On Thursday, December 10, 2020, the GovLab hosted a panel discussion on “Data Collaboration in the Age of COVID-19” at the MyData Conference 2020. Facilitated by Stefaan Verhulst (Co-Founder and Chief R&D at The GovLab), panelists Kelly Jin (City of New York), Claudia Juench (Cloudera Foundation), Dave Greene (Microsoft), and JoAnn Stonier (Mastercard) discussed ways the COVID-19 response could inform efforts to foster cross-sector data reuse in a responsible, systematic, and sustainable way.

(Simple) Epidemiologist looks to the past to predict second post-pandemic 'roaring 20s'

Dr Nicholas Christakis writes that after this pandemic people will seek extensive social interactions and predicts a second “roaring 20s”. Will privacy concerns and willingness to share data also change after the current pandemic is over?

[Intermediate] IBM and Salesforce Join Forces to Help Organizations and Individuals Verify Vaccine and Health Status

IBM Digital Health Pass and Salesforce Work.com to help businesses, schools and governments as they strive to reopen safely in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet another health pass with organisation centric analytics.

[Simple] Vaccination Campaign at Nursing Homes Faces Obstacles and Confusion

Walgreens and CVS staff will soon begin vaccinations at tens of thousands of long-term care facilities. Some staff and residents are wary, and there are thorny issues of consent.

[Intermediate] WHO Digital COVID-19 Vaccination Infrastructure

Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas, WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced yesterday an international partnership to build a trusted COVID-19 Vaccination Certification Infrastructure, accelerating recovery from the global pandemic.

英国はCOVIDワクチンを承認しました - 科学者が今知りたいことがあります。

The Pfizer–BioNTech vaccine has passed safety and efficacy tests — but scientists still have many questions about how this and other vaccines will perform as they’re rolled out to millions of people.

The UK has approved a COVID vaccine — here’s what scientists now want to know

The Pfizer–BioNTech vaccine has passed safety and efficacy tests — but scientists still have many questions about how this and other vaccines will perform as they’re rolled out to millions of people.

IATA Travel Pass Key to Reopening Borders Safely

IATA announced that it is in the final development phase of the IATA Travel Pass, a digital health pass that will support the safe reopening of borders.

ODI Report: Data about children’s lives in the pandemic

‘Data about children’s lives in the pandemic’ looks at the impact of the pandemic on children’s lives, and the wellbeing of parents and teachers, through the lens of new data made available to the ODI, as well as various open data sources and in-depth qualitative research.

EU drugs regulators prepare for COVID vaccines’ potential risks

The European Medicines Agency and national regulators will monitor data from a wide range of sources.

Health Data Sharing to Support Better Outcomes

This Special Publication outlines a number of potentially valuable policy changes and actions that will help drive toward effective, efficient, and ethical data sharing, including more compelling and widespread communication efforts to improve awareness, understanding, and participation in data sharing.

EU switches on cross-border interoperability for first batch of COVID-19 contacts tracing apps

National apps whose backends are now linked through the gateway service are Germany’s Corona-Warn-App, the Republic of Ireland’s COVID tracker, and Italy’s Immuni app.

Build trust in digital health

The rapid rollout of digital health approaches in the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic has neglected to prioritize data privacy and is a missed opportunity for building users’ trust in these technologies for future outbreaks and quotidian healthcare.

And here another paper: "Patient trust must come at the top of researchers’ priority list"

Algorithm spots 'Covid cough' inaudible to humans

An algorithm built in the US correctly identified people with Covid-19 by the sound of their coughs.

Coronavirus: EU interoperability gateway goes live

To exploit the full potential of contact tracing and warning apps to break the chain of coronavirus infections across borders and save lives, the Commission, at the invitation by EU Member States, has set up an EU-wide system to ensure interoperability – a so-called ‘gateway'. After a successful pilot phase, the system goes live today with the first wave of national apps now linked through this service: Germany's Corona-Warn-App, Ireland's COVID tracker, and Italy's immuni. Together, these apps have been downloaded by around 30 million people, which corresponds to two-thirds of all app downloads in the EU.

Contact-tracing data harvested from pubs and restaurants being sold on

Companies collecting data for pubs and restaurants to help them fulfil their contact-tracing duties are harvesting confidential customer information to sell.

Measurement-based evaluation of Google/Apple Exposure Notification API for proximity detection in a light-rail tram

This paper describes results of a Covid-19 contact tracing app measurement study carried out on a standard design of European commuter tram. The measurements indicate that in the tram there is little correlation between Bluetooth received signal strength and distance between handsets. The paper applies the detection rules used by the Italian, Swiss and German apps to measurement data and also characterised the impact on performance of changes in the parameters used in these detection rules.

Google/Apple Exposure Notification APIを用いた軽便路面電車における近接検知のための測定評価

本稿では、ヨーロッパの通勤電車の標準的なデザインで実施されたCovid-19接触追跡アプリの測定研究の結果について説明する。測定の結果、路面電車ではBluetoothの受信信号強度と携帯電話間の距離にはほとんど相関がないことがわかりました。この論文では、イタリア、スイス、ドイツのアプリで使用されている検出ルールを測定データに適用し、また、これらの検出ルールで使用されているパラメータを変更した場合のパフォーマンスへの影響を特徴付けました。

この見落とされた変数がパンデミックへの鍵となる

今、どのように後方からのコンタクトトレースを行うかが問題になっています。鍵となるのは会場ベースのトラッキングで、より迅速かつ簡単にリターンを得ることができます。

This Overlooked Variable Is the Key to the Pandemic

How to do backward contact tracing is now the question… The key is in the venue-based tracking, which offers quicker and easier returns

COVID19データがGoogleマップにやってくる

Googleは、COVID-19陽性例のコンセンテーションを色分けしてオーバーレイ表示できる機能を提供する予定です。このようなデータは、ジョンズ・ホプキンス、ニューヨークタイムズ、ウィキペディアなどのオープンデータが中心となっています。

Covid-19 Data Is Coming to Google Maps

Google will deploy a function that can display color-coded overlays of the concentraiton of COVID-19 positive cases. Such data are mainly open data from Johns Hopkins, the New York times, and Wikipedia.

監視資本主義のエコシステムにおける近接追跡

近接追跡アプリは、COVID-19 危機において私たちの助けになるものとして提案されました。その一部のアプリは、モバイルデバイスからのBluetoothビーコンの減衰を計測して、デバイス所有者間の近接遭遇の記録を作成します。 ただ、基礎となるプロトコルは、偽陽性および再識別「攻撃」に悩まされていることが知られています。 しかし、このような「攻撃」の実行の難しさが過大評価されている証拠をこちらの記事では提示しています。

Proximity Tracing in an Ecosystem of Surveillance Capitalism

Proximity tracing apps have been proposed as an aide in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. Some of those apps leverage attenuation of Bluetooth beacons from mobile devices to build a record of proximate encounters between a pair of device owners. The underlying protocols are known to suffer from false positive and re-identification attacks. We present evidence that the attacker's difficulty in mounting such attacks has been overestimated.

フィンランドのCovid-19アプリが同国首相の濃厚接触を警告

フィンランドの新しいコロナウイルスアプリが、同国の首相がコロナウイルスにさらされた可能性があると警告しました。その後、フィンランドの首相は、さらなる通知があるまでリモートで働きます、と述べたと当局が発表しました。9月1日にリリースされたこのアプリは、約180万回ダウンロードされました。この数は550万人の人口の約3分の1に相当しています。

Finland's New Covid-19 App Warns PM of Exposure

Finland's prime minister will work remotely until further notice, officials announced on Thursday, after the country's new coronavirus app warned that she may have been exposed. Finland launched its app on September 1 and it has since been downloaded approximately 1.8 million times, equal to one-third of Finland's 5.5 million population.

新型コロナの今後の波を防ぐ

コロナウイルスの発生、生活と生計への2つの脅威、および組織が次の正常な状態に備える方法についてのMcKinsey & Companyの見通し。

Preventing future waves of COVID-19

McKinsey's perspectives on the coronavirus outbreak, the twin threats to lives and livelihoods, and how organizations can prepare for the next normal.

covid19 policy trackers

A global collection of COVID19 policy trackers and data. It covers a diversity of areas like non-pharamaceutical interventions, economic and social policy responses, public attitudes, politics and media coverage.

covid19 policy trackers

A global collection of COVID19 policy trackers and data. It covers a diversity of areas like non-pharamaceutical interventions, economic and social policy responses, public attitudes, politics and media coverage.

Digital Inequality During a Pandemic

A quantitative study of differences in COVID-19–related internet uses and outcomes among the general population.

パンデミック時のデジタル格差

COVID-19に関連するインターネットの使用と一般住民間の結果の違いに関する定量的研究論文。

携帯電話データはアメリカ全土でいかにラスベガスが「人の生命を賭けているか」を示す

ラスベガス市のカジノは再開してから数か月間経過しており、COVID-19の普及の温床となる可能性があります。多くの理由で、観光客が米国中の家に戻ると、連絡先の追跡はほぼ不可能であることが判明しました。

Cellphone Data Shows How Las Vegas Is “Gambling With Lives” Across the US

Las Vegas casinos, open for months now, are a likely hotbed for the spread of COVID-19. For many reasons, contact tracing has proved next to impossible as tourists return to homes across the U.S.

COVID-19 ‘health passport’ for travel and events

Spikes in coronavirus across the world are once again impacting the tourism industry. But one start-up has a possible solution – an app which acts as a health passport to prove travellers are virus-free.

COVID-19 ‘health passport’ for travel and events

Spikes in coronavirus across the world are once again impacting the tourism industry. But one start-up has a possible solution – an app which acts as a health passport to prove travellers are virus-free.

Apple からの信じられないほど大胆な動き

Apple(iOS 13.6)によって導入された COVIDリスクスコアは、国のアプリの安全装置が回避されているため、スイスでは違法となる可能性があります。

Incredibly bold move from Apple

COVID risk score introduced by Apple (iOS 13.6) might be illegal in Switzerland because national apps' safteguards are circumvented.

Covid-19に対する社会の教育水準と文化 - いかに相手を思いやれるか、あるいは制度で規制するか。

この記事によると、ベトナムは一人当たりのGDPでは世界平均の半分にも満たないのですが、COVID-19の死者は現時点で0です。一方、個人の権利を尊重し、規制を最小限にとどめたスイスの死者は、社会の利益を個人より優先するフィンランドと比べて10倍です。米国とベトナムの対比は、スイスとフィンランドに類似するかもしれません。中国は、社会の自律よりも行政による規制により感染拡大を防止する手法を採っています。

Covid-19 and the market model of higher education

One way to compare the higher education policies of countries under pandemic conditions is to consider what would happen in higher education if values aligned to the ‘common good’.

SEAMからHAACSへのパラダイム移行

Richard Whitt 氏は SEAM のパラダイム(監視、抽出、分析、操作)から HAACS(コンピューターシステムを介した人間の自律/代理店)の1つにシフトする必要性について説明しています。

Shifting paradigm from SEAM to HAACS

Richard Whitt describes the need to shift from a paradigm of SEAM (surveil, extract, analyse, manipulate) to one of the HAACS (Human autonomy/agency via computer system)

The great coronavirus-tracing apps mystery

Germany and Switzerland are not sure how well their apps are working as the data is out of bounds.

The looming disaster of immunity passports and digital identity

Immunity Passports have become a much hyped tool to cope with this pandemic and the economic crisis. Essentially, with immunity passports those who are 'immune' to the virus would have some kind of certified document - whether physical or digital.

ティム・バーナーズ・リーが訴求:COVID-19時代、パーソナルデータをオンラインで共有する方法の変更が必要に

パーソナルデータを整理、共有するための新しいアプローチがいかに急務であるかと、ティム・バーナーズ・リー卿は訴えています。

We Need to Change How We Share Our Personal Data Online in the Age of COVID-19

COVID-19 underscores how urgently we need a new approach to organizing and sharing personal data writes Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

失業者が目の当たりにするコロナウイルスによる経済の停滞

コロナウイルスは未曾有の勢いで、経済の至るところに爪痕を残しています。この記事では、請求の支払い、日々の充足、直面する経済の劇的な変化などを、9人の人々が語っています。

The coronavirus shutdown through the eyes of the recently unemployed

With extraordinary speed, the coronavirus has torn through nearly every corner of the economy. Workers across nine industries reflect in this article on paying the bills, filling their days, and facing an economy dramatically changed.

Coronavirus: Member States agree on an interoperability solution for mobile tracing and warning apps

Member States, with the support of the Commission, have agreed on a set of technical specifications to ensure a safe exchange of information between national contact tracing apps based on a decentralised architecture. This concerns the vast majority of tracing apps that were already – or are about to be – launched in the EU. Once the technical solution is deployed, such national apps will work seamlessly when users travel to another EU country which also follows the decentralised approach. This means an important additional step towards interoperability of mobile apps for tracing coronavirus infections, as Member States begin to lift travel restrictions across borders in time for summer vacation.

There won’t be one large second wave of Covid19, but a number of flare-ups

The Fleming that advises the European Commission on research into the novel coronavirus Professor Peter Piot has told VRT News of how a possible second wave of novel coronavirus infections should be tackled.

SwissCovid: a critical analysis of risk assessment by Swiss authorities

Paul-Olivier wrote a paper outlining the privacy and security risks associated to the Google/Apple Exposure Notification API. This is very Swiss centric but applicable to many different countries of course.

UK virus-tracing app switches to Google-Apple model

The Apple-Google design has been promoted as being more privacy-centric.

Minnesota is now using contact tracing to track protestors

Minnesota officials say they’re using contact tracing to better understand who the protestors are and where they’re coming from.

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.


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