Data protection regulations and COVID-19

The world is facing an extraordinary situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Governments and private institutions around the world are fighting to alleviate the spread of the virus by implementing care measures which can include personal data processing.   European Commission evaluation report The evaluation report published by the European Commission demonstrates how GDPR (The […]

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Children’s Online Privacy During COVID-19

According to a report released by the United Nations more than 770 million students world-wide are directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic’s closing of schools and universities. As the virus has affected the normal course of daily life, children currently receiving online education need specific protection of their personal data as they may be less […]

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European Data Protection Services (EDPS) considers a European wide mobile tracking app for COVID-19

The EDPS has called for a pan European mobile app to track the spread of COVID-19. The initiative called Pan European Privacy Preserving Tracing (PEPP-PT) a coalition of EU scientists from eight countries. Led by Franhoufer Heinrich of Hortz Institute for Telecoms. Keeping the usual course of activities within a company during COVID-19 represents a challenge. The measures taken during this period by companies must comply with […]