Using Mobile Phone Data to Track Puerto Rico's Hurricane Migration

Disclosed Personal Data Humanitarian


This initiative used geo-referenced data generated by cellular phones, provided by an undisclosed U.S. mobile phone operator company. The purpose was to track population migration after the hurricane in order to more effectively deliver humanitarian aid. Teralytics reports that the information they have access to is anonymized, de-identified, and pseudonymized. Some sensitive information was not allowed to leave the company's data centers. The company complies with the ISO 27001, an international information security standard, and the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, which regulates the export of data beyond the borders of the European Union.

Region: North America

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