All minds are currently occupied with COVID-19. Still, digital policy also has its contributions to make. I only need to mention the word 'corona-app'.

The European Commission issued on 8 April 2020 a Corona App Recommendation.

The Recommendation sets out a process towards the adoption with the Member States of a toolbox, focusing on two dimensions:

  • a pan-European coordinated approach for the use of mobile applications for empowering citizens to take effective and more targeted social distancing measures and for warning, preventing and contact tracing; and
  • a common approach for modelling and predicting the evolution of the virus through anonymised and aggregated mobile location data.