As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, here are the latest stories on how the outbreak has affected privacy:
- As part of the $2 trillion stimulus bill, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will set up a "surveillance and data collection system" to track the spread of COVID-19, Business Insider reports.
- The Colombian data protection authority, the Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio, ordered controllers and processors to stop collecting data from physical items that can transmit the virus.
- The Irish government is set to roll out a voluntary phone-tracking app designed to alert users whenever they have been in contact with an individual who developed COVID-19 symptoms, Reuters reports.
- Apple worked with the CDC and White House to develop an app and website that will act as a COVID-19 symptom-screening tool, CNBC reports.
- Germany proposed using big data and location tracking to monitor and isolate people with the virus once the spread of COVID-19 has slowed down, Reuters reports.
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