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Asia Pacific Dashboard Digest | The latest COVID-19 privacy developments from the Asia-Pacific region Related reading: Notes from the IAPP Europe Managing Director, 23 Oct. 2020

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

  • Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Stephen Kai-yi Wong issued guidelines on how to appropriately address children's privacy during the pandemic.
  • The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner released guidance on how organizations can complete privacy impact assessments amid COVID-19.
  • The New York Times Editorial Board writes individuals should not have to sacrifice their privacy when using digital platforms to work from home.
  • Slate reports on some of the drawbacks of selling personal data during the pandemic.
  • Politico reports on how the pandemic has affected privacy efforts around the world.
  • The Electronic Frontier Foundation published a piece on protecting privacy when gathering location data in response to the pandemic.
  • Bloomberg Businessweek reports on how the pandemic can be an opportunity to highlight the benefits of artificial intelligence. 
  • A coalition of 110 human rights and civil society groups called on governments around the world to respect human rights as they use surveillance technology to monitor COVID-19, ZDNet 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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