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Daily Dashboard | The latest COVID-19 privacy news from the U.K., Spain, Ireland and the U.S. Related reading: Notes from the IAPP Europe, 10 July 2020


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

  • The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office released six data protection steps organizations should consider in the COVID-19 recovery phase.
  • Spain's data protection authority, the Agencia Española de Protección de Datos, said its investigation into the COVID-19 contact notification app’s compliance with personal data protection regulations is not concluded and a pilot experience has left a need to request information from the secretary of state. (Original article is in Spanish.)
  • Ireland will launch a voluntary phone-tracking app next week to alert individuals if they have been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, Reuters reports.
  • In the U.S., a lawsuit will challenge an ordinance mandating face masks be worn in indoor public spaces in Tallahassee, Florida, claiming it violates privacy rights, WCTV reports.

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


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