Fine anno 2021

Sacrificing Your Privacy in the Fight Against Covid-19: What You Need To Know

Disclaimer We received a request from Augustina Baker (TechWarn) to publish on our blog the contribution titled “Sacrificing Your Privacy in the Fight Against Covid-19: What You Need To Know” written by Jack Warner (TechWarn). We host and publish the guest post from Jack Warner, as received, declining any responsibility for the content and for the opinions expressed by the Author. With cases of Covid-19 growing by the day, stakeholders in the healthcare sector are exploring a wide variety of technological solutions to stem the tide....

15 July 2020 · 4 min · NicFab
Fine anno 2021

Contact tracing and privacy: an oxymoron. Any technical solution is neutral compared to privacy laws

The content of this post is available in PDF for download here: 1. Chronology of events During the last month, i.e. since the focus has increased on the incidence of the COVID-19 pandemic with respect to personal data protection, we have witnessed the publication of the following main measures issued by some institutional bodies: On 16/03/2020 the document entitled “Statement of the EDPB Chair on the processing of personal data in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak” was published with which the Chair of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), Andrea Jelinek, he declared “Data protection rules (such as GDPR) do not hinder measures taken in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic....

14 April 2020 · 16 min · NicFab
Fine anno 2021

COVID19 and tracking apps: an aware approach based on privacy and data protection rules

The health emergency related to the #COVID19 pandemic is attracting particular attention in the privacy field, also about possible initiatives regarding the development of specific apps. Today, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) carried out an intervention entitled “EU Digital Solidarity: a call for a pan-European approach against the pandemic”. In particular, the EDPS intervention states The GDPR clearly states that the processing of personal data should be designed to serve mankind (it was the favourite quote from GDPR for my predecessor Giovanni Buttarelli)....

6 April 2020 · 3 min · NicFab