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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