- Ireland’s Data Protection Commission released a guide to help businesses with maintaining customer records for COVID-19 contact-tracing purposes, keeping personal data safe and navigating data protection obligations.
- France's data protection authority, Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés, published its opinion on three data-processing operations deployed to fight COVID-19 spread, saying the systems are “for the most part” respectful of personal data.
- A U.S. study conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of Virtru found 52% of Americans are willing to share their medical records to assist in the pandemic response, but 42% are confident in the privacy of contact-tracing applications created by states and technology providers.
- Officials said Spain’s Bluetooth contact-tracing app does not locate users, identify them, record personal details or send data, Reuters reports.
- Delaware launched the COVID Alert DE app, which Gov. John Carney, D-Del., called “an important tool … to help fight community spread of this virus.”
- In Florida, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said the CombatCOVID MDC app requires no personal information, does not track location and encrypts information, “so there’s absolutely no reason to fear that the government is tracking your every move,” Local 10 News reports.
Editor’s note: The IAPP Resource Center compiled global privacy updates on its COVID-19 Guidance and Resources page.
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