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Vodafone to track users in Ghana to halt spread of epidemics

Company will have to be careful it does not breach people’s anonymity, says data expert

Vodafone is partnering with the government of Ghana to share the movements of its customers to help track and contain the spread of epidemics such as the Ebola virus.

The charitable arm of the mobile phone company said it would provide real-time tracking data from its 8.7 million customers in Ghana, which could provide invaluable information on population movements during an outbreak.

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Source: gad