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

Covid-19: US health department further relaxes HIPAA rules

The US Department of Health and Human Services will not penalise providers and certain businesses that disclose protected health information to other healthcare agencies during the covid-19 pandemic.

06 April 2020

Brazil’s senate votes to postpone LGPD

Brazil’s federal senate has passed an emergency coronavirus bill that includes a provision to delay the country’s data protection law until January 2021.

06 April 2020

Covid-19: Brazil to vote on postponement of LGPD

Brazilian legislatures are scheduled to vote tomorrow on a covid-19 aid package, which will include a provision that delays the country’s data protection law until 2021.

02 April 2020

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