British Columbia, Canada has updated its privacy law in response to COVID-19.

  • British Columbia has temporarily modified its access to information and privacy act in response to COVID-19, lifting a requirement that personal data must be stored in Canada.
  • The province says the pandemic requires those who work for public bodies, such as health-care workers and teachers, to use digital communication tools that are normally restricted.
  • It’s a “tailored response to a specific need at a specific time.”

Details from National Post.