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EDPS activities and Action plan in the fight against the pandemic

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.

Covid-19 outbreak is also testing fundamental rights to data protection and privacy. EU Member States, EU institutions and Big Tech companies are trying to explore solutions to tackle the uncontrolled spread of the virus.

As a result, the EDPS established a Covid-19 task force to follow developments and to prepare for the future of data protection and privacy after Covid-19 crisis.


TechDispatch #1/2020: Contact Tracing Apps and Mobile Applications

In public health, contact tracing is the process to identify individuals who have been in contact with infected persons.


A post Covid-19 Future: #Solidarity #FreedomofMovement #DataProtection

The EDPS and EDPB trainees share their thoughts on the future of the EU.


Newsletter n°79

The latest edition of the EDPS Newsletter is online now!

13 May 2020

Wojciech Wiewiórowski meeting with Elizabeth Denham (via phone call), UK Information Commissioner at Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), Bruxelles, Belgium

15 May 2020

Webinar organised by Slovak civil societies about human rights implications of contact tracing apps,
Keynote Speech by Wojciech Wiewiórowski

18 May 2020

Debate on cybersecurity and data protection at European Centre of Solidarity, Participation by Wojciech Wiewiórowski (via videolink), Gdansk, Poland

18 May 2020

Wojciech Wiewiórowski meeting with Ambassador Michael Clauss, Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU, Brussels, Belgium

21 May 2020

Online workshop focused on facial recognition technology at Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, Participation by Wojciech Wiewiórowski (via videolink), Stanford, US