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Europe Data Protection Digest | COVID-19 privacy updates from Europe Related reading: Notes from the IAPP Europe, 10 July 2020




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

  • The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office released six data protection steps organizations should consider in the COVID-19 recovery phase.
  • Ireland will launch a voluntary phone-tracking app next week to alert individuals if they have been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, Reuters reports.
  • Privacy groups in England said businesses have not received guidance on how to gather and store customer data they are required to collect as part of a 4 July reopening plan, and consumers have not been assured their data will be handled safely, the Guardian reports.

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


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