Japan Cabinet secretariat reveals Japan adopt PEPP-PT style contact tracing Apps. (2)

Page3 Features of popular contact confirmation app

Types Geolocation Bluetooth
Identifying Person Anonymising(EU proposal)
Central server processing Central server processing Smartphone devhce processing
Features Health authority identify the proximity contacts by using the location data of apps user.

India(others) uses the bluetooth technology to calibrate the location data accuracy.

Health authority can identify the proximity contacts and call by registeed personal data such as telephone number. Each user’s contact data is managed by server which is managed by Authority. Each user’s contact data is managed byeach person’s terminal device..
country India,Istaeli and others Singapore,Australia England,France Germany,Switzerland,Estonia (Japan proposal)

 

Relationship with Google/Apple API Not use(originally develop,GA do not use location info) No idea

(Originally developed till now.Future is not decided.)

 

TBD

(Originally developed till now.Future is not decided.)

Based on G&A APIs.

 

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Basic idea of system (plan)

Can cabinet proceed on the basic assumptions that the system are as follows:

• Apps will be built using APIs provided by Apple and Google.Because, by controlling Bluetooth on the OS, it can be used in the background while using other apps.
• The identifiers exchanged between apps change periodically and canot identify individuals or terminals.
• All contact records are managed on the terminal, and verification of positive persons is also executed on their own terminals.

• Communication between terminals to detect rich contact and management of identifiers that are not related to individuals are realized by the function provided by Google and Apple.

• The notification server manages only positive app identifiers and cannot identify individuals.

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Mechanism of contact confirmation application (under consideration / undecided draft)

<Normal time>
• An identifier (not tied to an individual) is recorded at the contact with others in the application of the terminal of the other party
• Record identifiers will be deleted sequentially after a certain period..
(Pic1)

<At the time of positive confirmation>

  • Once user is diagnosed as positive,he/she is registered in the national grasping and managing system for Novel Coronavirus infected person (tentative name) .
  •  Positive user register that he /she is Covid-19 positive after receives the notification from the public health authority.
  •  (Contact )Uses may confirm that he/she has a contact history after contact alert are notified( in the way that cannot identify the who is positive user).
  •  Contact users register that they have contacts with positive user in national grasping and managing system for Novel Coronavirus infected person (tentative name).

Page6. Operators of contacts confirmation Apps in the world.

• Apple and Google, the owners of the app store, have policy which only allow the contact confirmation app which is released by public health authorities .
• In addition, app operators in each country are being implemented or studied under the responsibility of health authorities.
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Page 7 roles and schedule for implementation of contact confirmation application (draft)

1 Roles

Tech team (Corona countermeasure room / IT office secretariat)

【role】
• Formulation of draft specifications
• Apple / Google specification evaluation
• Privacy Impact Assessment (Confirm the relationship with the APPI,Adminnistration Organisation’s APPI, etc.)
• Collaboration w/ MHLW to promote to adopt apps•

Cooperation companies*

• * (One company) Code for Japan, Rakuten, etc.
• • Cooperation in drafting specifications for apps
• • Cooperation such as publicity activities for the spread of apps

MHLW

→ Organize and publish the above at a review meeting • Proposed specifications provided by tech team
Application development / implementation / operation using
• Cooperate with  tech team for app promotion.

Page 8 Expert committee and consultation Issues

Building Expert committee and consultation Issues

An expert review group will be set up under the tech team to study the basic  specifications of the application.
The study group will proceed with the study on the following points and request the tech team to report the study results.

  1.  Evaluation of Apple / Google API from both technical and privacy perspectives
  2. . Technical verification of draft specifications for contact confirmation application based on the use of Apple / Google API
  3. Assessment of  application specifications from the perspective of privacy protection and transparency, etc. based on the Personal Information Protection Law, Administrative Personal Information Protection Law,

Committee members ( omit)

Japan Cabinet secretariat reveals Japan adopt PEPP-PT style contact tracing Apps. (1)

New Coronavirus Infectious Disease Control Tech Team “Tech team” Secretariat reveals Japan adopt PEPP-PT style contact tracing Apps.

Tech team belongs to Cabinet Secretariat.

Tech team held 3rd Anti-Covid-19 Tech Team meeting on the 8 th May.The meeting details can be reached here. (only in Japanese)

Reference No1 is “approach for introduction of contact confirmation application  (plan)”

In this plan,tech team has a plan to introduce PEPP-PT style distributer style contact tracing app and system.According to Tech team,Japan has a plan to app system will be connected with national grasping and managing system for Novel Coronavirus infected person (tentative name).So the app is only playing role to “confirmation”,so the team calls part of apps as “contact confirmation apps”.

Below is the translation of Reference No1 slides.

approach (plan) for introduction of contact confirmation application

May 8, 2nd year

New Coronavirus Infectious Disease Control Tech Team Secretariat

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Purpose of contact confirmation app

  • You can use your smartphone to (1) confirm your own behavior changes , and (2) when you find yourself infected. Assuming privacy protection and consent , the rich contact will be notified and the rich contact will be expected to move to Health observation smoothly by enabling registration to the national grasping and managing system for Novel Coronavirus infections (tentative name) .
  • For accurate understanding of the situation of positive people and statistical surveys, etc., the national grasping and managing system for Novel Coronavirus infections (tentative name) .
  Contact confirmation app

 

(Reference) national grasping and managing system for Novel Coronavirus infected person (tentative name) .
Main user Residents / residents in Japan

 

Public health centers, medical institutions, etc.

 

Timing of use

 

Until virus positive testing result Positive result or After the contact with positive person

 

Purpose •         Confirmation of changes in one’s own behavior

•         Enabling Rich contact person to register national grasping and managing system for Novel Coronavirus infections (tentative name) .

 

Reducing the burden of the Public health authority

Grasping the positive infected person correctly

Grasping the contacts with positive infected person

Main features

 

Recording of contact status with others on the devices.

Notification of the contact confirmation with positive user.

Grasping the positive infected person situation

Information sharing

Producing data

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Relationship between the contact confirmation application and national grasping and managing system for Novel Coronavirus infected person (tentative name) .

Basic countermeasure policy for new coronavirus infectious disease control (excerpt)

” The government will introduce a mechanism to implement at an early stage an efficient infection control and understanding of infection status , including utilization of technologies such as contact confirmation apps and SNS ,and will lead to more effective cluster measures cooperating with the Ministry of Health, Labor and Work. ”

“To prevent the spread, we will try to let people know that it is effective to understand the infection status of the entertainment participants by utilizing technologies such as contact confirmation applications and SNS that are being considered for introduction.

amended on  May 4, 2nd year, Resolved the headquarters for new coronavirus infectious diseases

Considering the concrete implementation of a contact confirmation application in a form that properly cooperates with  national grasping and managing system for Novel Coronavirus infected person (under implementation).

  1. Contact confirmation application
  • Promote behavioral change by grasping contact history through the app.
  • Introducing contact person to register to national grasping and managing system for Novel Coronavirus infected person.
  • Preserving the individual privacy only collect minimized information
  1. National grasping and managing system for Novel Coronavirus infected person
  • efficiently collect the information about the patient and share between stake holders.
  • Reducing the burden of the Public health authority
  • Utilising for epidemiologic research preserving individuals.

Slides continues,