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Coronavirus and the Right to Roam in the UK, by Lorna Woods

Introduction Coronavirus tracking apps have been the centre of attention. Initially seen by many governments as a central plank in the plan to contain the spread of the virus, they also gave rise to many privacy, data protection and security concerns.  The approach adopted in many countries including – eventually – the UK, was based on a decentralised model utilising blue tooth beacons on smartphones … Continuer de lire Coronavirus and the Right to Roam in the UK, by Lorna Woods

Digital Contact Tracing in India: A Failure of Democratic Science and Technology Policy

As the world reeled from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, early in April, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the people of India to download and use the ‘Aarogya Setu’ smartphone application. Translating loosely as ‘bridge to health’, the software application was among the arsenal of digital surveillance measures being adopted to assist in the government’s response to the pandemic, which has included drone … Continuer de lire Digital Contact Tracing in India: A Failure of Democratic Science and Technology Policy

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COVID-19 and ‘Immunity Passports’ – The Way Forward, by Nóra Ní Loideain

This brief paper builds on related work by the author and others on health data research and data protection, legal safeguards for emergency COVID-19 measures, and a presentation by the author on this topic. The following analysis also responds to a previous paper published in this e-conference on ‘Data Protection Issues and Covid-19: Comparative Perspectives’. Three main issues are addressed below: the concept of ‘immunity … Continuer de lire COVID-19 and ‘Immunity Passports’ – The Way Forward, by Nóra Ní Loideain

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The case of the Norwegian “Infection Stop” application, by Iris Nguyen Duy

Norway’s population is around 5,4 million. There have been approximatively 12,700 positive cases in Norway at the time of writing, with 267 people now confirmed dead. The country seems to be experiencing a second wave of infections, especially in big towns like Oslo and Bergen, and it has now even higher infection rates than Sweden. The Norwegian government reacted quickly after the first known infection … Continuer de lire The case of the Norwegian “Infection Stop” application, by Iris Nguyen Duy

Data protection issues related to Covid-19 in Austria, Nikolaus Forgó, Johanna Göschlberger

On 25 February 2020, there were the first two confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Austria. Due to the exponential increase of the virus, the Austrian government aimed to take measures as swiftly as possible. Since then a long list of legal and organisational measures have been taken and it is to be expected that the stream will not end soon so that the following remarks … Continuer de lire Data protection issues related to Covid-19 in Austria, Nikolaus Forgó, Johanna Göschlberger

Hong Kong: Covid 19 and Privacy by Anne Cheung

Since the spread of the coronavirus in January 2020, whenever one enters a shop, restaurant, or salon in Hong Kong, body temperature will be taken. If one enters a clinic or hospital, in addition to body temperature, one’s travel data for the past 14 days will also be asked. The disclosure of health data has become a daily norm in Hong Kong. Seemingly, all these … Continuer de lire Hong Kong: Covid 19 and Privacy by Anne Cheung

The Failure of the UK’s Centralised Covid-19 Contact-tracing App by Oliver Butler

The Promise of a Contact-Tracing App On 31st January 2020, the first two cases of Covid-19 in the UK were confirmed and it was reported that the NHS was seeking to trace their close contacts. By 29th February 2020, 23 cases were confirmed and over 10,000 people had been tested, including the first patient to be diagnosed who had not had any recent travel outside … Continuer de lire The Failure of the UK’s Centralised Covid-19 Contact-tracing App by Oliver Butler

Breaking for the Summer: Time to read (again) the posts on Data protection issues and Covid-19 – Comparative Perspectives

Blogdroiteuropéen breaks its publication for the Summer. The e-conference on « Data protection Issues and Covid-19: Comparative Perspectives » (organised by Dr. Yseult Marique, Senior Lecturer at the University of Essex and FÖV Speyer and Dr. Olivia Tambou, Associate Professor at the University of Paris-Dauphine, External Scientific Fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Luxembourg, and Founder- Editor of Blogdroiteuropeen) will go on with updated … Continuer de lire Breaking for the Summer: Time to read (again) the posts on Data protection issues and Covid-19 – Comparative Perspectives

Covid-19 and Data Protection in Japan, by Hiroshi Miyashita

This paper is part of the e-conference on « Data protection Issues and Covid-19: Comparative Perspectives » which consist in a daily publication at 12 p.m. (GMT+1) except on Sundays until the Summer break. A new session will start again at the beginning of the academic year 2020-21. Please subscribe to blogdroiteuropeen, so you don’t miss a publication. This e-conference was organised by Dr. Yseult … Continuer de lire Covid-19 and Data Protection in Japan, by Hiroshi Miyashita

Tracing applications in Canada: Lessons on how to regulate artificial intelligence – A few words explaining the Covid-19 situation in Canada, by Vincent Gautrais

This paper is part of the e-conference on « Data protection Issues and Covid-19: Comparative Perspectives » which consist in a daily publication at 12 p.m. (GMT+1) except on Sundays until the Summer break. A new session will start again at the beginning of the academic year 2020-21. Please subscribe to blogdroiteuropeen, so you don’t miss a publication. This e-conference was organised by Dr. Yseult Marique, Senior … Continuer de lire Tracing applications in Canada: Lessons on how to regulate artificial intelligence – A few words explaining the Covid-19 situation in Canada, by Vincent Gautrais