The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) will restart the Infection Radar in the coming weeks. The Dutch can indicate on the platform whether they suffer from corona complaints. The investigation was shut down in June after a data breach was discovered.
Participants in the Infection Radar fill in a form every week to indicate which complaints they have. This allows RIVM to see how people with health complaints are spread across the country and how this develops over time.
The RIVM took the platform off the air after an investigation of the WE it turned out that anyone with any technical knowledge could see what other participants had answered to questions. This included personal information and possibly also medical information.
People who previously participated in the Infection Radar study will be re-invited in the next two weeks, it said RIVM. After that, new participants can also register for the study.
The first results of the second round will be on the site of Infection Radar in early November published and updated weekly thereafter. The results of the period up to the beginning of June, when RIVM halted the investigation, can be found on the website of the RIVM.