In the final hours, news about the government's decision to use the site of all Spanish phones to control the expansion of CoVID-19 was on the rise.
Location with smartphones: how this method works
Cellphone tracking, knowing who the phones are, uses many different ways to make this happen. We show you what the options are.
There are many theories pointing to the dangerous use of this technology, which may violate our right to privacy. We tell you the keys to this decision, what the government doesn't know and what they don't.
Data comes from antennas, not from mobile
The first thing we must do is make it clear that the government will not be able to get our calls. It will be the employees who can provide the government with our information. This information will be the one extracted from the antennas, which means the exact location, but which can distinguish whether or not we change locations.
The aim of the government is to determine whether there is a moving movement from one part of the city to another, or from the interior to the coast, an obstacle to the current situation.
That was the case in November in a study conducted by INE (National Institute of Statistics).
Details will be grouped, not individual
This information will not be assigned identifiers, names or phone numbers linked to addresses, but aggregated, that is, combined. This will allow the government to know if there is a significant flow, but not what people are inside of them. Thus, it is quite different from what is seen in other countries, with detailed controls.
In fact, operators can only sell this data, as long as they are not separate and separate.
Social apps don't follow
Some Autonomous communities have introduced apps to make calls to emergency services much less necessary. These programs sometimes ask us to use local permissions, but only to find that we are public that the app works.
You can now download the Community of Madrid coronavirus app
The CoronaMadrid Android app lets us know if we have coronavirus symptoms when we live in the Community of Madrid.
In itself, the European Union is also improving on this, though it is not yet possible for agreement between the provinces to make a joint decision.