Is Europe Ready to Harness the Power of Apps in the Fight Against COVID-19?

Both the general and specialist media have been awash with coverage of the use of contact tracing apps to fight COVID-19. In this snapshot we set out the key questions around whether apps should be among the tools used to bring Europe out of lockdown. We provide an overview of the current EU position on regulating the way in which data is collected, who has access to it, and in particular the extent to which COVID-19 contact tracing apps can comply within the stringent privacy rules of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), EU’s umbrella data protection legislation.

Learn more about what this could mean in our latest snapshot here.

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