24/07/2020

COVID-19 Round-up

COVID-19 privacy news (w/e 24th July)

Here are the latest stories on how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected privacy:

20th July:

  • The Guardian reports that the government admits NHS test and trace system breaks privacy law.
  • EDPB adopts letter on contact tracing, interoperability of apps and DPIAs.
  • The Guardian Reveals Ireland's contact-tracing app works and is a success. 
  • NearForm reveals Ireland has donated its privacy-protecting contact tracing app to the Linux Foundation.

21st July

  • Vice reports Europeans aren’t really using COVID-19 contact-tracing apps.
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