Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing
(PEPP-PT) makes it possible to interrupt new chains of SARS-CoV-2 transmission rapidly and effectively by informing potentially exposed people. We are a large and inclusive European team. We provide standards, technology, and services to countries and developers. We embrace a fully privacy-preserving approach. We build on well-tested, fully implemented proximity measurement and scalable backend service. We enable tracing of infection chains across national borders.
PEPP-PT is an organization that will be incorporated as a non-profit in Switzerland. PEPP-PT was created to provide a solution to this crisis that adheres to strong European privacy and data protection laws and principles. The PEPP-PT technical mechanisms and standards fully protect privacy while taking advantage of the possibilities of digital technology to maximize the speed and real-time capability of national pandemic responses. Our goal is to make this technology available to all countries, managers of infectious disease responses, and developers as quickly and seamlessly as possible.
The PEPP-PT team, which as of 31st March 2020, has more than 130 members across eight European countries, includes scientists, technologists, and experts from well-known international research institutions and companies. We have expertise in communication, psychology, epidemiology, proximity tracing, security, privacy, encryption, data protection, application development, scalable systems, supercomputing infrastructure, and artificial intelligence.
Though in they have a lot of privacy marketing, in terms of openness it’s still a bit lacking at the moment. What do you think about this?