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Google launches Mobility Report in PHL

Google said that no personally identifiable information, contacts or movement is made available at any point.

Michael Pingol

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Data from the Google mobility report in the Philippines shown as a clip.

Google released on Wednesday the COVID-19 Community Mobility Report in the Philippines to provide insights around Filipinos’ movement in line with the community quarantine.

These reports have been developed to be helpful while adhering to stringent privacy protocols and policies as it uses 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.

To protect people’s privacy, on the other hand, Google said that no personally identifiable information — like an individual’s location — contacts or movement, is made available at any point.

“We are committed to explore ways on how Google’s products such as Maps can play an important role to slow the spread of the virus and flatten the curve. We hope that the Community Mobility Report could be helpful to make critical decisions to combat COVID-19,” said Bernadette Nacario, country director of Google Philippines.

“We appreciate Google’s continued support to the government in the fight against COVID-19. The availability of aggregated anonymized location information, which follows stringent privacy protocols and the Data Privacy Act, will help us better understand the mobility of our citizens and the impact of enhanced community quarantine measures to limit the spread of infections,” said National Privacy Commissioner Raymund Liboro.

To access and download the report, go to https://www.gstatic.com/covid19/mobility/2020-03-29_PH_Mobility_Report_en.pdf

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