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Daily Dashboard | The latest COVID-19 privacy news from Australia, Germany and US Related reading: State senator proposes sanctions over Madison Square Garden facial recognition



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

  • The Financial Times reports the World Health Organization warned against countries rolling out "immunity passport" programs, which are being developed in Chile and considered in the U.K. and Germany.
  • Reuters reports Germany reversed course on its development of a COVID-19 tracking app, now opting for a decentralized approach.
  • The Australian Department of Health issued its privacy impact assessment for the country's newly released COVID-19 tracking app, ZDNet reports.
  • The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission published an FAQ document related to COVID-19, including privacy matters related to employee medical records and employer hiring procedures.
  • Gov. Doug Burgum, R-N.D., and the North Dakota Department of Health announced the launch of the state's COVID-19 tracking app.
  • Fox 13 reports Utah is partnering with geolocation social app Twenty to create a contact tracing app for the state.
  • Hawaii is exploring the legality of tracking tourist quarantine orders via location-monitoring devices, Hawaii News Now reports.
  • Reuters reports some U.S. retail stores are adding artificial intelligence technology to security cameras that can track compliance with government health guidelines.

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


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