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Daily Dashboard | The latest COVID-19 privacy news from the EU, France, UK and US Related reading: Notes from the IAPP Europe Managing Director, 5 June 2020




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

  • European Data Protection Supervisor Wojciech Wiewiórowski called for a "pan-European approach" for mobile apps used during the pandemic.
  • The European Data Protection Board is working to produce guidance for processing data amid the crisis.
  • U.K. National Data Guardian Fiona Caldicott highlights how the British "information governance framework" has been able to facilitate health data sharing.
  • Google published its "COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports."
  • Google also postponed its third-party cookie update in light of COVID-19, The Verge reports.
  • A group of U.S. senators asked Apple CEO Tim Cook about the privacy practices of its COVID-19 app, CNBC reports.
  • In an op-ed for Politico, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Chairman Adam Klein and Board Member Edward Felten write the U.S. should not forget the lessons learned from the Sept. 11 attacks as it uses data tools to track COVID-19.
  • FedScoop reports the U.S. Stored Communications Act and other parts of federal law could be invoked to give the government more data to fight the pandemic.
  • A coalition of 110 human rights and civil society groups called on governments around the world to respect human rights as they use surveillance technology to monitor COVID-19, ZDNet reports.
  • CNIL President Marie-Laure Denis discussed the importance of staying vigilant when using data to track the pandemic in an interview with Le Monde.
  • The Canadian Press reports British Columbia temporarily modified provincial privacy laws due to the pandemic.

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


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