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Daily Dashboard | The latest COVID-19 contact tracing updates from France, India, Lithuania and more Related reading: US House subcommittee kicks off draft American Privacy Rights Act consideration



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:

  • The French data protection authority, the CNIL, published its opinion on the implementation of the StopCovid tracing app. (Original post is in French.)
  • Switzerland's Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner announced the SwissCovid tracing app has entered the test phase and explained its function. (Original post is in French.)
  • The Lithuanian State Data Protection Inspectorate ordered a halt to the country's contact tracing app due to data processing concerns. (Original post is in Lithuanian.)
  • The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of New Zealand published its evaluation of contact tracing tools.
  • Reuters reports India will allow public access to the source code for the country's contact tracing app.
  • In an op-ed for the Montreal Gazette, Allison Hanes discusses the privacy implications and concerns related to Canada's contact tracing plans.
  • Mayor Bill De Blasio, D-N.Y., is allaying privacy concerns related to New York City's contact tracing efforts, which recently added 1,700 contact tracers, Politico 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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