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Here are the latest stories on how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected privacy:
- The EDPB adopts three letters, strengthening areas from previous data protection guidance issued in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.
- TechCrunch reports Apple and Google update joint coronavirus tracing app technology to improve user privacy and developer flexibility, first release available 28th April.
- Privacy International outlines its concern about governments using location tracking to stem the flow of new COVID-19 cases.
- Hogan Lovells updates its summary of European data protection authorities COVID-19 guidance.
- Open Rights Group asks for explanation over how NHS app will work.
- Infosecurity Magazine reveals Forrester analysts predict increase in information and data sharing to combat COVID-19 pandemic.
- Reuters reports that Germany has switched to Apple-Google approach on smartphone contact tracing app.
- The Guardian reveals privacy campaigners warning against coercing public over contact-tracing app.
- EDPS Wojciech Wiewiórowski discussed data protection amid COVID-19 in remarks to the Committee for European Affairs of the Senate of the Republic of France.
- BBCNews reports how the NHS has rejected the contact tracing app technology developed by Apple and Google.
- IAPP publish a blog about how aggregated data can provide a false sense of security.
- Infosecurity Magazine reports how the UK has embraced new suspicious email reporting service.
- Digital Health reveals NHSX has set up an ethics advisory board to oversee contact-tracing.
- Council of Europe Committee of Convention 108 Chair Alessandra Pierucci and Data Protection Commissioner Jean-Philippe Walter release joint statement on COVID-19 contact tracing.
- Open Rights Group highlights how NHS contact-tracing app may suffer basic usability issues.
- IAPP publish article about how to employ privacy by design in the fight against COVID-19.
- The Register reports 175 UK academics demand answers from NHS over its contact-tracing app plans which they call a ticking data-timebomb.
- HSJ Healthcare reveals GCHQ to be granted access to NHS data during pandemic.
- Reuters reports that Amazon is preparing to deploy thermal cameras in its workplaces but will not put employees' privacy at risk.
- Reuters reports that Twitter will provide researchers and developers access to real-time tweet data about COVID-19.
- EDPS Wojciech Wiewiórowski published a blog reflecting on recent events and shining a light toward the path for the future.
- Infosecurity Magazine reports two-thirds of global companies have experienced network security disruption due to sudden shift to home working.