There are eight requirements that apps and technologies to combat coronavirus must meet in order to be used in Europe. Seven days after the announcement, the European Commission has developed a coordinated approach with the 27 states of the Union. Objective: to avoid leaks forward and solutions that do not speak the same language.
According to the reconnaissance of Brussels, we move from tactics like that of Austria , inspired by Singapore (one of the first countries to have adopted technologies in contrast to Covid-19), in Cyprus, which adopted the platform of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (also presented in Italy), from the mobility maps of the Czech Republic (based on the data of the telephone operators and being tested in three regions) to the apps in the pipeline in many states (including Germany, France, Italy). In total, there are 12 so far Union chancelleries that have launched tenders, calls for tenders and research to adopt technological solutions against the spread of Covid-19.
Speaking 50 days after the first case of coronavirus in Italy, Brussels found itself chasing chancelleries in measures to contain the contagion from Covid-19. The risk is also phase 2 ended in a Babel. Not only of road maps and calendars to exit the lockdown, but also in the use of technologies to monitor the spread of Sars-Cov-2.
For this reason, the Commission, with the Directorate-General Connect on the front line (the one responsible for telecommunications and digital) has developed a toolbox. In other words, guidelines for the technical tools of the 27 states to communicate with each other on the basis of common standards and homogeneous rules. On the other hand, collecting the most data and using apps for contact tracing are considered among the six key measures to exit the lockdown. ” Contact tracing apps can be useful to limit the spread of coronavirus, especially as part of the exit strategies of the Member States “, stressed the Commissioner for the internal market, Thierry Breton, the former manager of the telecommunications industry who intervened with interventionism in managing the crisis.