As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to unfold, there are some key data protection considerations for businesses, including compliance with the requirements around the processing of personal data for health monitoring purposes, crisis management issues and steps to be implemented to ensure the continuity of privacy compliance programs.
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On April 16, 2020, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership, in collaboration with CEDIS-IDP, published a White Paper on the Role of the Brazilian Data Protection Authority under Brazil’s New Data Protection Law.
Continue Reading CIPL Publishes Paper Highlighting the Need for a Brazilian Data Protection Authority

On April 16, 2020, the European eHealth Network published a common EU Toolbox for the use of contact tracing and warning apps in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Toolbox is part of the common EU coordinated approach to using COVID-19 mobile apps. The Toolbox was accompanied by guidance from the European Commission on data protection and privacy aspects of the use of such apps.
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The UK Information Commissioner has released an opinion in response to the joint effort announced by Apple and Google to enable the use of Bluetooth technology to help governments and health agencies reduce the spread of COVID-19.
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On April 3, 2020, the Brazilian Senate approved Bill of Law, which includes a number of emergency measures intended to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Importantly, one provision delays the effective date of the Brazilian Data Protection Law until January 2021.
Continue Reading House to Vote on Senate’s Proposed Delay of Brazil’s Data Protection Law