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Daily Dashboard | The latest COVID-19 privacy news from the EU, Ireland and US Related reading: Federal data privacy regulation is on the way — That’s a good thing



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

  • Facebook announced it launched new tools to help researchers track COVID-19.
  • European Parliament Civil Liberties Committee Chair Juan Fernando López Aguilar said the use of smartphone data to monitor COVID-19 must respect privacy rules, such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
  • The Irish Data Protection Commission found health care organizations shared patient information with tech companies, The Irish Independent reports.
  • The U.K. Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport partnered with British video game companies to deliver COVID-19 warnings to gamers, Euractiv reports.
  • Politico reports on how the pandemic has affected privacy efforts around the world.
  • The Electronic Frontier Foundation published a piece on protecting privacy when gathering location data in response to the pandemic.
  • Bloomberg Businessweek reports on how the pandemic can be an opportunity to highlight the benefits of artificial intelligence. 
  • NBC News reports on the efforts to create a COVID-19 tracking app.
  • Stanford Institute of Human-Centered AI researchers presented an artificial intelligence–powered home system designed to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms, VentureBeat reports.

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


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