European Data Protection Supervisor
Le Contrôleur Européen de la Protection des Données

COVID-19

COVID-19

Réponse du CEPD à l'épidémie de COVID-19

«L'épidémie de Covid-19 affecte nos vies à un rythme sans précédent. Il teste la résilience de nos sociétés alors que nous répondons à cette crise mondiale et essayons d'en contenir les conséquences, à court et à long terme ».

Wojciech Wiewiórowski, Contrôleur européen de la protection des données

L'épidémie de Covid-19 met également à l'épreuve les droits fondamentaux à la protection des données et à la vie privée. Les États membres de l'UE, les institutions de l'UE et les Big Tech tentent d'explorer des solutions pour lutter contre la propagation incontrôlée du virus.

Au cours des dernières semaines, les applications de recherche des contacts et la localisation des données sont devenues un sujet récurrent dans l'agenda politique de l'Union. Ces technologies peuvent avoir des conséquences importantes sur la vie des citoyens de l'UE et entraîner des inégalités croissantes.

Le CEPD coopère avec les institutions de l'UE et le Comité européen de la protection des données pour garantir le respect des droits fondamentaux.

Pour ce faire, nous avons créé un groupe de travail Covid-19 pour suivre les développements et préparer l'avenir de la protection des données et de la vie privée après la crise de Covid-19.

Activités et plan d'action du CEPD

En réponse à l'épidémie de COVID-19, le CEPD a décidé d'activer son plan de continuité des activités. L'ensemble du personnel du CEPD travaillera à distance du 13 mars au 29 mai 2020.

En savoir plus ci-dessous

Sources externes

  • 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  • EDPB Letter concerning the European Commission's draft Guidance on apps supporting the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic (14/04/2020)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 Avril, 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 Mars, 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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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.