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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