Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing

PEPP-PT is an organization that will be incorporated as a non-profit in Switzerland. PEPP-PT was created to provide a solution to this crisis that adheres to strong European privacy and data protection laws and principles. The PEPP-PT technical mechanisms and standards fully protect privacy while taking advantage of the possibilities of digital technology to maximize the speed and real-time capability of national pandemic responses. Our goal is to make this technology available to all countries, managers of infectious disease responses, and developers as quickly and seamlessly as possible.

The PEPP-PT team, which as of 31st March 2020,  has more than 130 members across eight European countries, includes scientists, technologists, and experts from well-known international research institutions and companies. We have expertise in communication, psychology, epidemiology, proximity tracing, security, privacy, encryption, data protection, application development, scalable systems, supercomputing infrastructure, and artificial intelligence.

DIGITALEUROPE Director-General Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl spoke to Euronews about the Coronavirus tracking apps across Europe & how an EU-wide response is essential. Viruses do not respect borders.