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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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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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