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Daily Dashboard | The latest COVID-19 contact tracing updates from Norway, the Philippines, UK and more Related reading: Infographics highlight CCPA enforcement, litigation



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:

  • Apple and Google announced authorities from 23 countries have sought access to the companies' contact tracing technology, Reuters reports.
  • The two companies also announced the launch of "Exposure Notification" technology designed to inform individuals they have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 in a privacy-preserving manner.
  • The British government continues to have discussions with Apple and Google about their contact tracing technology, Reuters reports.
  • Balkan Insight reports on the privacy concerns surrounding the Slovakian government's contact tracing app.
  • Norwegian tech professionals said the government's contact tracing app does not adequately protect citizens' privacy, Tech Xplore reports.
  • Philippines National Privacy Commissioner Raymund Liboro issued a statement on the guidelines available for contact tracing efforts in the country. 
  • U.S. Rep. Raymond Crews, R-La., introduced a resolution to protect citizens' privacy rights as contact tracing begins in Louisiana, KATC News 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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