On April 8, 2020, the European Commission adopted a recommendation to develop a common European approach for the use of mobile applications and mobile location data in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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On March 25, 2020, the European Data Protection Supervisor sent a letter to the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology addressing the various initiatives involving telecommunications providers at the Member State level to monitor the spread of COVID-19 outbreak using location data.
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The Dutch Data Protection Authority recently published materials regarding the COVID-19 crisis, including recommendations and FAQs for employers, and recommendations for employees that emphasize that privacy must not be overlooked and the crisis should not become a prelude to a “Big Brother” society.
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On March 17, 2020, the Executive Committee of the Global Privacy Assembly issued a statement giving their support to the sharing of personal data by organizations and governments for the purposes of fighting the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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