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Daily Dashboard | The latest COVID-19 contact tracing updates from India, Norway, Slovakia and more Related reading: Notes from the IAPP Europe Managing Director, 5 June 2020


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:

  • Euractiv reports EU researchers are developing a COVID-19 tracing app based on machine learning algorithms from voice, cough and breath samples.
  • According to Reuters, researchers and advocates continue to see privacy issues with India's contact tracing app, including comparing its centralized database to the country's controversial Aadhaar biometric identification system.
  • The Kerala High Court is seeking a report from the Indian government regarding the country's contact tracing app and whether its data collection and use is justified, the Economic Times reports.
  • NS Tech reports the U.K. National Health Service released its data protection impact assessment for the NHSX contact tracing app, revealing low risk on many previously stated privacy concerns.
  • Slovakia’s Constitutional Court ordered a halt to parts of a telecommunications law allowing authorities to access telecom data for contact tracing purposes, Reuters reports.
  • Norway's data protection authority, Datatilsynet, issued a statement to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health regarding issues found with the country's contact tracing app. (Original post is in Norwegian.)
  • Reuters reports South Korea plans to add privacy measures to its contact tracing efforts.
  • Gov. Gina Raimondo, D-R.I., indicated privacy will play a big role in Rhode Island's contact tracing app, Government Technology 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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