Google’s Different Countries Corona Countermeasures
Google said that governments around the world could use social distance measures to combat new coronavirus infection (COVID-19). To be able to evaluate, the company announced that it will release location statistics from users all over the world from the 3rd.
In a blog post signed jointly by Jen Fitzpatrick, head of Google Maps, a subsidiary of the company, and Chief Health Officer Karen DeSalvo, Announced this initiative.
A report summarizing the movement status of users in 131 countries around the world will be published on a special site, and the trend of movement trends will be shown by region. The report shows the percentage change in visits to places such as parks, stores, homes, and workplaces, but does not show specific visits.
The company hopes that “this information will help make decisions about how to cope with the pandemic of COVID-19″ We can determine the recommended business hours and provide information about the delivery service. ”
The report uses “aggregate and anonymous” data obtained from users who have turned on travel history, as is done in Google Maps traffic detection. “Individually identifiable information,” such as personal location information, contact information, and travel history, will not be released.
Here’s the blog post signed jointly by Jen Fitzpatrick, head of Google Maps, a subsidiary of the company, and Chief Health Officer Karen DeSalvo:
As global communities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increasing emphasis on public health strategies, like social distancing measures, to slow the rate of transmission. In Google Maps, we use aggregated, anonymized data showing how busy certain types of places are—helping identify when a local business tends to be the most crowded. We have heard from public health officials that this same type of aggregated, anonymized data could be helpful as they make critical decisions to combat COVID-19.
Starting today we’re publishing an early release of our COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports to provide insights into what has changed in response to work from home, shelter in place, and other policies aimed at flattening the curve of this pandemic. These reports have been developed to be helpful while adhering to our stringent privacy protocols and policies.
The reports use aggregated, anonymized data to chart movement trends over time by geography, across different high-level categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential. We’ll show trends over several weeks, with the most recent information representing 48-to-72 hours prior. While we display a percentage point increase or decrease in visits, we do not share the absolute number of visits. To protect people’s privacy, no personally identifiable information, like an individual’s location, contacts or movement, is made available at any point.
We will release these reports globally, initially covering 131 countries and regions. Given the urgent need for this information, where possible we will also provide insights at the regional level. In the coming weeks, we will work to add additional countries and regions to ensure these reports remain helpful to public health officials across the globe looking to protect people from the spread of COVID-19.
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Google said that governments around the world could use social distance measures to combat new coronavirus infection (COVID-19).