Telenor Big Data for Social Good: Using Mobile Data to Track Dengue Fever

Disclosed Personal Data Observed Personal Data Disclosed Non-Personal Data Observed Non-Personal Data Health


Telenor shares human mobility data generated from users of their mobile operator services.

From the research paper: "To comply with national laws and regulations of Pakistan and the privacy policy of the Telenor group, the following measures were implemented to preserve the privacy rights of Telenor Pakistan’s customers: (i) The CDR/mobility data were processed on a backup and recovery server made available by Telenor Pakistan. Only Telenor employees have access to the detailed CDR/mobility data. (ii) Given the server arrangements, no detailed CDR/mobility data were taken out of Pakistan or left the premises of Telenor Pakistan. (iii) The processing of the detailed CDR/mobility data resulted in aggregations of the data on a tower-level granularity that was accessed only by Telenor employees. Further spatial aggregations to the level of the tehsil were made available to the remaining coauthors."

The purpose of this research collaboration is to understand a population's susceptibility to dengue fever based on an improved understanding of human mobility patterns informed by traditional and big data.

Region: South Asia

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