European Data Protection Supervisor
Der Europäische Datenschutzbeauftragte

COVID-19

COVID-19

EDSB-Reaktion auf den COVID-19-Ausbruch

"Der Ausbruch von Covid-19 beeinflusst unser Leben in einem beispiellosen Tempo. Er testet die Widerstandsfähigkeit unserer Gesellschaften, wenn wir auf diese globale Krise reagieren und versuchen, ihre Folgen sowohl kurz- als auch langfristig einzudämmen.“ Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Europäischer Datenschutzbeauftragter

Der Ausbruch von Covid-19 testet auch die Grundrechte auf Datenschutz und Privatsphäre. EU-Mitgliedstaaten, EU-Institutionen und Big Tech-Unternehmen versuchen, Lösungen zur Bekämpfung der unkontrollierten Ausbreitung des Virus zu finden.

In den letzten Wochen sind Kontaktverfolgungs-Apps und Datenlokalisierung zu einem ständigen Thema auf der politischen Agenda der Union geworden. Solche Technologien können schwerwiegende Folgen für das Leben der EU-Bürger haben und zu wachsenden Ungleichheiten führen.

Der EDSB arbeitet mit den EU-Institutionen und dem Europäischen Datenschutzausschuss zusammen, um sicherzustellen, dass die Grundrechte respektiert werden.

Infolgedessen haben wir eine Covid-19-Task Force eingerichtet, um die Entwicklungen zu verfolgen und uns auf die Zukunft des Datenschutzes und der Privatsphäre nach der Covid-19-Krise vorzubereiten.

EDSB-Aktivitäten und Aktionsplan

Als Reaktion auf den COVID-19-Ausbruch hat der EDSB beschlossen, seinen Business Continuity Plan zu aktivieren. Alle EDSB-Mitarbeiter werden vom 13. März bis zum 29. Mai 2020 telearbeiteten.

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externe Quellen

  • EDPB Response to the MEP Sophie in't Veld's letter on the use of apps in fight against coronavirus (24/04/2020)
  • EDPB response to Mrs Ďuriš Nicholsonová and Mr Jurzyca's letter on common guidance in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemics (24/04/2020)
  • EDPB Guidelines on processing of health data for research purposes and on geolocalisation and tracing tools (22/04/2020)
  • EDPB Letter concerning the European Commission's draft Guidance on apps supporting the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic (14/04/2020)
  • Global Privacy Assembly resources COVID-19

Carrying the torch in times of darkness

Thursday, 30 April, 2020

The outbreak of Covid-19 is affecting our lives at an unprecedented pace. It is testing the resilience of our societies as we respond to this global crisis and try to contain its consequences, both in the short and in the long run.

The moment you realise the world has changed: re-thinking the EDPS Strategy

Friday, 20 März, 2020

When we started our work on the Strategy for the five-year mandate of the European Data Protection Supervisor, one of the first issues we discussed was whether it should be either a living document, ready to be changed or adjusted, or a robust, future-proof plan. 

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08/05/2020
8
May
2020

47th Virtual Meeting of the Data Protection Officers and the EDPS

47th Meeting of the Data Protection Officers of the EU institutions and the European Data Protection Supervisor, virtual meeting.

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Public CommunicationPDF icon
Use of social media by EU institutions and bodiesPDF icon
Monitoring social media - risksPDF icon
Use of social media - technical aspects mitigating measures, privacy friendly social networksPDF icon
Registers - best practices findings when inspectingPDF icon
Microsoft findings and recommendationsPDF icon
Covid-19 and data protectionPDF icon
07/05/2020
7
May
2020

TechDispatch #1/2020: Contact Tracing with Mobile Applications

In public health, contact tracing is the process to identify individuals who have been in contact with infected persons. Proximity tracing with smartphone applications and sensors could support contact tracing. It involves processing of sensitive personal data.
What is Contact Tracing?

During epidemics of infectious diseases, such as the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), it is important to lower the number of new infection cases and to stop it eventually. Therefore the infection chain of onward transmissions must be interrupted. When those persons known to be infected reveal their recent contacts, other infected persons may be identified, informed and e.g. isolated already early on, even before they become aware of their infection. The process to identify contacts of known cases is called contact tracing.
A person becomes a contact of a primary case by e.g. face-to-face contact within a short distance over some time span, physical contact or spending time indoors together–all within the incubation period of e.g. up to 2 weeks for the coronavirus disease.

To establish the risk exposure in contact tracing, information about the distance between the persons and the duration of contact are important. Close contacts with high-risk exposure may then become subject to different rules or treatments.

07/05/2020
7
May
2020

Exchange of views with the LIBE Members on the use of personal data in the fight against Covid-19

Wojciech Wiewiórowski exchanges views with members of Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE) members at European Parliament (via videolink).

27/04/2020
27
Apr
2020

Introductory remarks before the committee for European Affairs of the senate of the Republic of France - Wojciech Wiewiórowski

Introductory remarks by Wojciech Wiewiórowski  at the committee for European Affairs of the senate of the Republic of France (via videolink).

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Questions and AnswersPDF icon
06/04/2020
6
Apr
2020

'EU Digital Solidarity: a call for a pan-European approach against the pandemic' - Wojciech Wiewiórowski

Video address by Wojciech Wiewiórowski, 'EU Digital Solidarity: a call for a pan-European approach against the pandemic', on the EDPS response to COVID-19 outbreak.

25/03/2020
25
Mar
2020

Monitoring spread of COVID-19

EDPS Comments to DG Connect of the European Commission on the monitoring of COVID-19 spread.