During the first two waves of the COVID-19 pandemic, IMI collaborated closely with Swisscom to gain access to anonymized and aggregated data from the Mobility Insights Platform and the Heatmaps API. This data was made available to two of our members, Le Temps and RTS, to analyze the impact of semi-confinement measures on the mobility of the Swiss population through articles and a radio news story.
About data privacy
The data used by Le Temps and RTS is anonymized and aggregated, which means that journalists only have access to general statistics compiled on predefined geographical areas. Le Temps, RTS or IMI did not receive information on individual mobile phones and were not able to track the path taken by any particular user.