Two bills dealing with processing COVID-19 data in California were referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Assembly Bill 660 prohibits data collected, received or prepared for purposes of contact tracing from being used or disclosed for any purpose other than facilitating contact tracing efforts. It also requires the data collected to be deleted within 60

The Data Protection Authority for the Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany suggests there is a need for legislation limiting the use of contact tracing data.

Anyone sitting in the beer garden should not later be questioned by the police with respect to an administrative offense or minor damage to property based on the fact that their name

According to Italian Data Protection Authority Garante Per La Protezione Dei Dati Personale, The COVID-19 emergency does not automatically, and in itself, represent a sufficient legal basis for particularly invasive data processing, such as data processing aimed at allowing contact tracing by any public or private owner.

At present, the only processing of personal data

Data that is initially collected for the purpose of protecting against infection and which must be provided by those affected prior to visiting restaurants, accommodations, leisure facilities or events and concerts, is used in many cases as part of police investigations if necessary. The possibility of law enforcement authorities using this data for their own

Canada’s privacy regulator is admitting the government’s contract tracing app can’t provide a 100% guarantee of anonymity.

“True anonymity, technically speaking, would require the complete and permanent impossibility of reversing the data processes at play, which could reveal sources of personal information and so re-identify individuals,” says Vito Pilieci, spokesman for Canada Privacy Commissioner Daniel

Senate Bill 8450C, or An Act to Amend the Public Health Law in relation to the Confidentiality of Contact Tracing Information, passed the New York State Senate and Assembly and will be delivered to the governor’s office for signature.

The bill requires that information collected for COVID-19 contact tracing be kept confidential and not be

The New York State Senate has approved a measure that would protect the privacy of contact tracing data.

“The NY state Senate approved a measure (S.8450C/A.10500C) that would keep contact tracing information confidential and ensure it is only used for tracing efforts.”

“All private contractors hired for contact tracing would be required to

The Spanish data protection authority AEPD has published helpful guidelines around the design and use of apps to control access to public places and social distancing.

  • Collect only what you need
  • Use only for the social distancing purpose
  • Be mindful of third party providers in the app
  • Delete when no longer necessary
  • Beware of children’s

Following the decision of the Israeli government to submit a bill allowing phone tracking by the Secret Service for the purpose of COVID-19 tracing, a group of Israeli privacy experts and leaders, including Haim Ravia, Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler, Karine Nahon, Michael Birnhack, Niva Elkin-Koren, Anat Ben-David, Eran Toch, former heads of the Israeli data protection

Following widespread protest by the Israeli privacy community and the population at large, a decision by the Israeli Supreme Court and a statement from the head of the Israeli Secret Service that its involvement is not necessary given the current state of the pandemic—the Israeli cabinet has decided to withdraw a controversial law allowing monitoring