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Using Mobile Data for Understanding Population Movement and Disease Transmission during Covid-19 Outbreak in the Nordics

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Title:Using Mobile Data for Understanding Population Movement and Disease Transmission during Covid-19 Outbreak in the Nordics
Authors:Mansour, Osama
Kajtazi, Miranda
Ghazawneh, Ahmad
Keywords:Technological, Educational, and Organizational Impacts of Pandemics
covid-19
mobile data
pandemic
privacy
Date Issued:04 Jan 2022
Abstract:This study investigates the use of mobile data to understand patterns of population movements and disease transmission during the Covid-19 outbreak. It also focuses on understanding the implications of using this data for individual privacy. Using a mixed methods approach, we present 10 rich qualitative interviews and 412 survey responses from participants across the Nordics. Our novel results show that the use of mobile data can be characterized by two main categories: validation data and complementary data. We also identify five implications for practice: sharing resources and expertise between health agencies and telecom companies; extended collaboration with multiple network operators; cross-disciplinary collaboration among multiple parties; developing data and privacy guidelines; and developing novel methods and tools to address the trade-off between maintaining individual privacy and obtaining detailed information from mobile data. These implications may inform immediate and future actions to prepare for, mitigate, and control the spread of infectious diseases using mobile data. They also show privacy-driven limitations of mobile data in terms of data accuracy, richness, and scope.
Pages/Duration:10 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/80201
ISBN:978-0-9981331-5-7
DOI:10.24251/HICSS.2022.860
Rights:Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Appears in Collections: Technological, Educational, and Organizational Impacts of Pandemics


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