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Daily Dashboard | The latest COVID-19 privacy news from Australia, Chile, UK, US and more Related reading: ‘Crunch time’ on EU GDPR enforcement

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

  • The Guardian reports Apple and Google are at odds with the U.K. National Health Service over a potential contact tracing app due to tech companies' interest in preserving privacy.
  • Italy's Presidency of the Council of Ministers has announced Italy will deploy a contact-tracing app that uses Bluetooth and relies on voluntary downloads. (Original post is in Italian.)
  • The Danish data protection authority, Datatilsynet, addressed privacy considerations for Denmark's pending COVID-19 tracking app. (Original post is in Danish.)
  • Dubai-based airline Emirates has begun administering COVID-19 blood tests to passengers prior to flights, CNN reports.
  • Bloomberg reports Chile is rolling out a COVID-19 immunity card system aimed at allowing communities to re-open.
  • Dutch health care providers are set to gain access to the medical records of millions of COVID-19 patients without their consent, NL Times reports.
  • ITNews reports Australian Minister for Government Services Stuart Robert said the country's COVID-19 contact tracing app is "in the final stages of a Privacy Impact Assessment."
  • Sensitive information on COVID-19 patients in Oakland County, Michigan, were mistakenly leaked, ClickOnDetroit.com reports.
  • In an op-ed for TechCrunch, BigID Vice President of Policy & Privacy Heather Federman, CIPP/US, discusses five points to ensure the government can protect personal data used to battle COVID-19.
  • In an op-ed for the Daily Herald, Clingen Callow & McLean Attorney Ross Molho writes on how employers seeking access to employee health information will become a new norm.
  • Kaiser Health News reports some health and privacy practitioners believe privacy rights should be set aside in favor of COVID-19 tracking efforts.
  • In an op-ed for The New York Times, Petra Molnar and Diego Naranjo explain why surveillance and tracking won't help mitigate COVID-19.

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

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