Cryptography in corona contact tracing apps

Contribute to the development and safe implementation of cryptographic methods in corona contact tracing (DP-3T).

What’s the idea: Contribute to the development and safe implementation of cryptographic methods in corona contact tracing apps (DP-3T).

What problem does it solve: There is a broad public debate on the use of corona contact tracing apps in handling the COVID crisis. One of the main aspects of this debate is the technical security and cryptographic manifestation of such an app. A solid cryptographic implementation would increase public trust, and therefore solve one problem on the way to making a meaningful impact.

Project lead: Krzysztof Pietrzak

 

Update 06.May 2020: We started the project formalizing some things in the space, but it’s very preliminary. Google/Apple published an API for building contract tracing apps. Some in our community are unhappy with it as it prevents implementing actually secure schemes. Whether we will be able to contribute at all now primarily depends if Google/Apple lets us.