Coronavirus

Examining the post-covid relationship between cities and data

Herbert Smith Freehills partner Miriam Everett and associate Chloe Kite assess the way in which data collection and data-driven technologies, accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic, might change the way cities function.

02 July 2020

UK makes belated switch to decentralised contact tracing

The UK government has switched to the decentralised model for its contact-tracing app – months after disregarding the ICO’s recommendation that it do so.

19 June 2020

Norway suspends tracing app amid proportionality concerns

Norway's privacy watchdog has temporarily banned the processing of data through the country’s covid-19 tracing app, citing privacy concerns over its proportionality.

15 June 2020

LGPD sanctions postponed until August 2021

Brazilian coronavirus relief legislation has gone into effect, postponing the penalties for violations of the landmark LGPD until August 2021.

12 June 2020

Close encounters of the technological kind: How unregulated technologies cashed in on covid-19

Keith Oliver and Amalia Neenan of Peters & Peters call for regulation of technology used to combat covid-19.

09 June 2020

NGOs threaten litigation over covid-19 data-sharing

A coordinated effort by nine European civil liberties organisations to force governments to protect privacy while sharing data to tackle covid-19 may lead to litigation.

08 June 2020

Deutsche Telekom and SAP coronavirus app wins over German data regulators

The designers of Germany’s contact-tracing app have labelled data protection concerns related to the app as “unfounded”, while the country’s data regulators have told GDR they are happy with the app’s privacy safeguards.

08 June 2020

Contact tracing principles

Taylor Wessing London partner Christopher Jeffery sets out the data protection principles that covid-19 contact tracing apps will need to follow.

05 June 2020

Regulators loom large over covid-19 data sharing efforts

European data protection authorities continue to play a significant watchdog role during the coronavirus pandemic, with Belgian and Dutch regulators chiding their governments’ data-sharing efforts and the Italian watchdog greenlighting its country’s contact tracing app.

02 June 2020

Lithuanian contact-tracing app suspended

Lithuania’s data authority has suspended the country’s covid-19 contact tracing app for failing to comply with the GDPR.

28 May 2020

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