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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