Coronavirus

Covid-19 prompts data enforcement slowdown

Data regulators are backing off from enforcement and relaxing stances on tough issues like data sharing in order to let data holders focus resources towards the covid-19 crisis.

22 April 2020

Wiewiórowski: Europe must use data together to fight covid-19

European Data Protection Supervisor Wojciech Wiewiórowski tells GDR how European institutions are working together to leverage data to tackle the covid-19 pandemic.

22 April 2020

Edtech privacy rules cover more than classroom learning, expert warns

The proliferation of online schooling during the covid-19 crisis has put the spotlight on how edtech is delivered, but schools need to make sure that meals, counseling and other services are also delivered in a privacy-protected manner, a student privacy expert has warned.

22 April 2020

Jelinek: data protection doesn’t hinder covid-19 fight

Andrea Jelinek, who heads the EDPB and Austria’s data watchdog, tells GDR how the covid-19 crisis has affected the organisation and data protection across Europe.

17 April 2020

Medical records companies baulk at sharing data with CDC

Electronic health records companies have prevented covid-19 data from being shared with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a congressional committee has heard.

17 April 2020

Covid-19: EDPB set to clarify health and geolocation data processing

The head of the European Data Protection Board has told GDR that the organisation will soon publish guidance on two key uses of personal data to fight the covid-19 pandemic.

16 April 2020

LGPD should come into force on schedule, prosecutors say

Brazil’s federal prosecution’s office is urging legislators to not postpone implementing the LGPD, arguing that the data protection law is needed now more than ever in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic.

15 April 2020

Study tests efficacy of covid-19 location data tracing

Oxford University researchers have found that using location data to combat covid-19 in Europe would require near-universal adoption by the public to be effective.

14 April 2020

Covid-19: UK health service forced to disclose patient data

The UK’s health ministry has ordered healthcare organisations to process and share confidential patient information – but the order leaves some room for interpretation.

09 April 2020

Dutch regulator breaks ranks on coronavirus data sharing

The Dutch data protection authority has urged caution in allowing location data to be shared with its government for coronavirus-fighting efforts – taking a position that differs from many of its European counterparts.

06 April 2020

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