As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, here are the latest stories on how the outbreak has affected privacy in Canada and around the world:
- The Canadian Press reports British Columbia temporarily modified provincial privacy laws due to the pandemic.
- Privacy advocates raised concerns over Ontario first responders having access to COVID-19 information, Global News reports.
- Privacy advocates have questions about Alberta's use of smartphone data to enforce quarantines, The Canadian Press reports.
- Facebook announced it launched new tools to help researchers track COVID-19.
- A coalition of 110 human rights and civil society groups called on governments around the world to respect human rights as they use surveillance technology to monitor COVID-19, ZDNet reports.
- Politico reports on how the pandemic has affected privacy efforts around the world.
- Slate reports on some of the drawbacks of selling personal data during the pandemic.
- NBC News reports on the efforts to create a COVID-19 tracking app.
Editor's note: The IAPP Resource Center has compiled global privacy updates on its COVID-19 Guidance and Resources page.
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