Location data to control COVID-19 while respecting individual privacy

In Loco collects anonymized location data from 60 million devices, enabling mobile apps to provide location-aware services while securing the privacy of their users.

Our role in the fight against COVID-19 is to provide location intelligence to organizations on the frontlines, so that together, we can minimize the spread of the pandemic.

Through our privacy-first technology, it is now possible to study the spread of the virus, and hopefully help contain it, without mass surveillance.

Controlling the pandemic mantaining user's privacy

Social Isolation Index

The Social Isolation Index was developed to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. This map shows the percentage of the Brazilian population that is respecting the isolation recommendation. Through this data, we are helping authorities enhance public safety and communicate lifesaving reminders. Hover over a state to see the percentage of residents that are abiding by the shelter-in-place recommendations.

We’re counting on your help too!

Join the Apps for Good project and start doing your part to contain the spread of COVID-19 by communicating useful alerts to your user base.

See how you can help

Use In Loco’s technology for free

To do your part, simply integrate the In Loco SDK into your app and start sending out push notifications to remind your user base to be responsible. It’s very simple.

Our commitment to your privacy

The data that contributes to our COVID-19 Index is collected by the apps in our partner network and presented in aggregate so that no user can be identified.


After users opt-in, we receive location data associated with the device, not the user.


We apply encryption techniques and hashes to increase data security and privacy.

Data group

We aggregate the data and then make it available, ensuring user privacy.

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We are already helping states and institutions in Brazil

Social isolation index

Recife's city hall

Through aggregated location data, we measure the level of adherence to social isolation in Recife’s neighborhoods.

With this information, city hall is able to make educated decisions and specifically address neighborhoods that have the greatest level of activity.

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Social isolation index

São Paulo's neighborhood

We also verified the level of social isolation in the neighborhoods of the city of São Paulo, through non-individualized location data.

Based on this information the authorities can direct efforts in the most critical neighborhoods.

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COVID-19 Proliferation

Partnership with professors at University of São Paulo

Air travel was the vector for the proliferation of COVID-19. See in the week of March 16 to 22, when there was already talk about social isolation, the movement of the population leaving São Paulo for other cities.

The data from the study are aggregated and do not identify any person.

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