The Anatel (National Telecommunications Agency) has issued a press release relating to the monitoring of the mobile network for the fight against the pandemic of coronavirus (Covid-19). Vivo, Claro, TIM and Oi are currently collaborating with the states and municipalities, in order to provide heat maps, making it easier to identify the movement of people.
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In a statement, the fcc said the data collected by the mobile networks are still subject to the law and the Constitution, and it reminds us that actions, to keep up with the movement of the people, are being adopted by other countries.
The note further states that “the consideration of the protection of health and privacy is at the highest level in our hierarchy of norms”, and that’s the point, “it involves the harmonization between the two legal rights, in a way that is motivated and be transparent”, even taking into account the culture of the protection of privacy is starting in Brazil.
In addition, the agency maintains that the cost-benefit analysis needs to be taken into account and compared with the other solutions that are available to the public.
The fcc acknowledges that it does not have the same kind of role in the future of the National Authority for Data Protection (ANPD), which is to be formed, when the General Law on Data Protection entered into force. She says, “the processes and the data that is collected and processed, will provide a basis for the legacy,” which will eventually be subject to the provision of the LGPD.
As a function of the heat map
The information provided by the operators to government agencies, to create a heat map, allowing you to measure the displacement. The operators shall ensure that individual data are not presented, but are treated as one large group.
This would enable us to identify which areas of the social withdrawal that is not being met, to apply to actions that are located, in order to reduce the movement of people.
The monitoring continues in some parts of Brazil
The Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation, and Communication (MCTIC), had entered into an agreement with the operators Claro, Oi, TIM, Vivo and Algar, to the creation of a heat map. However, at the request of the president, Jair, jair bolsonaro, the national monitoring has been suspended.
This does not preclude, however, that states and municipalities are still using the heat maps provided by mobile carriers, through individual agreements.
Thus, it remains in effect for the partnership of the government of the state of São Paulo, for example, at first it was only for the Living, but then he reached out to Claro, Oi and TIM. The city of Rio de Janeiro has signed an agreement with DENMARK and the municipality of Recife, with all the data on the site.
Information: the fcc.