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Daily Dashboard | The latest COVID-19 privacy news from EU, UK, US and more Related reading: Garante alleges OpenAI's ChatGPT violated GDPR


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

  • The Financial Times reports European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services Thierry Breton is warning Apple and Google to ensure their COVID-19 tracing technology abides by EU privacy laws.
  • Analysts told the U.K. National Health Service that 80% of the population would need to participate in its tracking app to potentially curb the pandemic, BBC News reports.
  • In an op-ed for The Spinoff, New Zealand Privacy Commissioner John Edwards discussed the difficult privacy-related decisions citizens will need to make as the pandemic continues.
  • India's COVID-19 tracking app has amassed 50 million users despite privacy concerns, Bloomberg reports.
  • U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., voiced concerns over Apple and Google's ability to ensure privacy with their tracking technology, Reuters reports.
  • Privacy advocates have concerns about Rhode Island's planned COVID-19 contact tracing, StateScoop reports.
  • The Hill reports on the various location trackers keeping tabs on Americans during COVID-19.
  • Euractiv reports Facebook is rolling out a COVID-19 misinformation alert system.
  • In an op-ed for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Rochester Institute of Technology Professor Evan Selinger and Future of Privacy Forum Senior Counsel and Director of Artificial Intelligence and Ethics Brenda Leong discuss potential lasting effects of COVID-19 on privacy.

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


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