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Daily Dashboard | COVID-19 contact-tracing updates from Ireland, UK, US and more Related reading: Martin Abrams: A look back at a career in information privacy and consumer policy




Countries around the world continue to grapple with COVID-19 contact-tracing apps and their privacy applications. Here are the latest developments regarding the deployment of those apps:

  • BBC News reports the U.K. test-and-trace program violated the EU General Data Protection Regulation with its lack of a data protection impact assessment before the program launched.
  • U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock will allow local governments to access COVID-19 patient information, the Guardian reports.
  • Stuff reports the U.K. plans to pilot New Zealand's StaySafe Diary contact-tracing app.
  • The Guardian reports on the success of Ireland's contact-tracing app.
  • StateScoop reports on why states across the U.S. are taking a slow approach to adopting contact-tracing apps due to privacy concerns.
  • Privacy concerns have been raised regarding Australian's personal data potentially being compromised by businesses with their mandated record-keeping, 9News reports.

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


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