Telus provides aggregate and de-identified network mobility data for COVID-19 research

Telus provides aggregate and de-identified network mobility data for COVID-19 research

Telus is working with the Canadian Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) to flatten the curve to stop the spread of virus. Telus is providing aggregate and de-identified network mobility data to enhance COVID-19 research.

The telco said that qualified researchers will use the data to measure progress and assess additional opportunities to help stop the spread of COVID-19 without compromising personal privacy.

“It is important from a privacy and trust standpoint that any use of data analytics is done in a manner that is transparent and respectful of Canadians’ expectations about their personal privacy, and we believe this collaboration with Telus achieves exactly that,”  Vice President of Research Partnerships at NSERC Marc Fortin said in a press release.

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