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Europe Data Protection Digest | The latest COVID-19-related privacy updates Related reading: What's new and what's not in the EU's AI regulation



  • The New York Times reports on how vaccine passports are being viewed in different parts of the world while also pulling the curtain back on some of the technologies that may help certify health statuses for travelers.
  • The U.K. National Health Service's COVID-19 contact-tracing application is not able to update due to a violation of Apple's and Google's rules on location data collection, BBC News reports.
  • The Wall Street Journal reports on efforts toward vaccine passports in the EU and the U.K., as well as how the initiatives are being met with pushback over privacy concerns.
  • European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders told members of the European Parliament that airlines could use COVID-19 travel certificates to facilitate safe travel this summer, Euractiv reports.
  • Data protection authorities in Denmark and Switzerland offered opinions on potential domestic and EU vaccine certificate schemes.

Editor's note: IAPP Staff Writer Jennifer Bryant reported for The Privacy Advisor on the privacy considerations surrounding vaccine passports


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