NPC cracking down on mishandling contact-tracing data

(Oct 15, 2020) The Philippines National Privacy Commission launched an investigation into alleged improper use and mishandling of personal data from contact-tracing forms, ... Read More

CJEU throws wrinkle into EU-UK adequacy talks

(Oct 7, 2020) The Court of Justice of the European Union continues to make things interesting in the data protection world. First came the court's "Schrems II" decision la... Read More

Contact-tracing updates from the US

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Lacking data protection potentially stunting COVID Alert app

(Oct 2, 2020) IT World Canada reports Canadian privacy advocates see privacy concerns among citizens as a leading factor for slower uptake with the country's COVID-19 cont... Read More

Op-ed: Curbing COVID-19 doesn't require privacy concessions

(Sep 30, 2020) In an op-ed for Stat, Matthew McCoy, Timothy Libert and Ari Friedman write that while Americans are sacrificing privacy amid COVID-19, knowingly and unknowin... Read More

Addresses of COVID-19 patients exposed in Minn.

(Sep 29, 2020) Internal documents show the addresses of COVID-19 patients in Minnesota have been compromised, KSTP reports. An executive order by Gov. Tim Walz, D-Minn., en... Read More

Scholarly competition addresses COVID-19 data protection

(Sep 28, 2020) The Helsinki Information Law Moot, an annual global competition for inf... Read More

COVID-19 app launches in England, Wales

(Sep 24, 2020) The U.K. National Health Service COVID-19 smartphone application ... Read More

ICO details data protection work on NHS COVID-19 app

(Sep 22, 2020) In a blog post, U.K. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham talks about the Information Commissioner's Office's regulatory work around the National Health... Read More

What's next for data privacy: What the current pandemic has revealed about data privacy

(Sep 21, 2020) Times of emergency have a clarifying effect, and the current COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. Emergencies often reveal what’s important versus what we once... Read More