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Canada Dashboard Digest | COVID-19 privacy updates from around the world Related reading: A guide to operationalizing privacy by design

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, here are the latest stories on how the outbreak has affected privacy around the world:

  • United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy Joseph Cannataci believes COVID-19 surveillance will damage the future of privacy, Reuters reports.
  • A group of researchers propose a method to collect smartphone location data to track the spread of COVID-19 while protecting the privacy of users, ZDNet reports.
  • Smart City Works Founder and CEO David Heyman said contact tracing through location-based technologies is “the key to stemming the spread” of COVID-19, TechRepublic reports.
  • As Bluetooth is used in some places for location tracking to stem COVID-19 spread, Privacy International outlines details on the technology.
  • Apple worked with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the White House to develop an app and website that will act as a COVID-19 symptom-screening tool, CNBC reports.

Editor's note: The IAPP Resource Center has compiled global privacy updates on its COVID-19 Guidance and Resources page.

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