"Asking people to choose between privacy and health is, in fact, the very root of the problem. Because this is a false choice. We can and should enjoy both privacy and health.” (Y.N. Harari, 20-3-'20)

COVID19 has surprised us all. But did you realise that the virus itself can guide us safely from home to work? Our social habits have turned at a snap of the fingers: distance, applause, stitching masks, mass video conferencing. Who would have thought? The magic mix: massive, social, voluntary. ACT@work uses these crisis ingredients to protect you and your colleagues during and after the "lockdown exit scenario" through Anonymous Contact Tracing. No Big Brother. Rather Little Sister. Protection in an extremely simple, low-threshold way. Voluntary, anonymous and all together. Without an app. Zero personal data. Own decision. Bottom-up civic sense. How exactly? Within their facilities, companies apply QR codes where social distancing is difficult. And everyone scans them in the passing, to allow notification in case of risk. That's it!

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How did this project come together?

Data tech specialist Esoptra kickstarted this initiative on March 18, and developed a working POC based on their underlying anonymous identifier technology. During the Belgian hackathon HackTheCrisis, the concept matured into a full-fledged project which is currently gaining traction amongst industry leaders in Belgium, who see it as a feasible, low-tech yet extremely valuable social tool to safely get their workforce back on the floor.

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