The European Data Protection Supervisor weighs the impact of the COVID-19 on future data protection strategy and fundamental rights.

“Covid-19 is a game changer. Thinking about the EDPS’ strategy for the next five years, we have to look again at our text. Whatever happens in the next few weeks, we know the words will not be the same. We will all be confronted with this game changer in one way or another. And we will all ask ourselves whether we are ready to sacrifice our fundamental rights in order to feel better and to be more secure.”

“I am sure we are facing a new stage in the discussion about fundamental rights. In the next few months, we will need to find the time to reflect on the crucial principles that govern our interconnected lives.”

Read the full article from the EDPB.