Google shows where quarantines are being respected

Performed by: Google

Country: Global

Google is using location data collected from smartphones to help health officials understand how people are moving during the global Covid-19 pandemic, that is, how they are behaving in response to requests for isolation, physical distance and home-office.

The location data shared by its users is used to produce what it calls “Community Mobility Reports”, created to help the authorities to know if the population is following the recommendations of social distance during the pandemic.

Information is based on data that is already voluntarily shared by users and used to indicate movement in stores and other locations on Google Maps.