As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, here are the latest stories on how the outbreak has affected privacy:
- Euractiv reports European Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager said the EU doesn't "have to choose between fighting the virus and protecting privacy" when it comes to COVID-19 tracking apps.
- CNET reports on the privacy test contact tracing apps pose to the EU and how Germany will take charge in facing the challenges.
- The Dutch data protection authority, Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, announced the Netherlands' seven options for COVID-19 tracking apps each lack clear data protection frameworks. (Original post is in Dutch.)
- Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is urging citizens to waive privacy rights and participate in the country's pandemic tracking efforts, Reuters reports.
- Member of Australian Parliament Barnaby Joyce is among a group of politicians boycotting Australia's COVID-19 tracking app until privacy measures are added, the Brisbane Times reports.
- The concept of Bluetooth contact tracing is picking up traction across the world, Axios reports.
- From The New York Times' On Tech newsletter, Shira Ovide provides highlights from a conference call she and NYT Opinion Writer Charlie Warzel held with readers on COVID-19 tracking.
- Researchers and analysts have varying perspectives on what might happen with COVID-19 surveillance efforts beyond the pandemic, Reuters 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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