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Asia Pacific Dashboard Digest | The latest COVID-19 privacy developments from the Asia-Pacific region Related reading: MedData data breach lawsuit settled for $7M




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

  • The Philippines’ Bohol province is using QR code contact-tracing cards to track individuals who may have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case, the Manila Bulletin reports.
  • Philippines' National Privacy Commission issued guidelines on how businesses handle customers' or visitors' personal information for contact tracing.
  • According to Stuff, New Zealand's State Services Commission opened an investigation into a leak of an undisclosed number of COVID-19 patients' names. RNZ adds that independent lawyer Michael Heron QC will lead the inquiry into the leak and file a report by the end of July.

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


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