Italy's data protection authority, the Garante, said there should be no “autonomous initiatives” by individuals or employers to collect data on an individual’s health to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The regulator said public and private subjects have inquired about collecting information on an individual’s symptoms and close contacts. “The purpose of preventing the spread of (COVID-19) must in fact be carried out by subjects who institutionally exercise these functions in a qualified way,” a news release states. (Original article is in Italian.)
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