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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.


Newsletter n°80

The latest edition of the EDPS Newsletter is online now!


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.

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

26 May 2020

Plenary Session of the EDPB, Participation of Wojciech Wiewiórowski (via video link), Brussels, Belgium

3 June 2020

Virtual IPEN Workshop on 'State of the art in encryption & its role as a safeguard for data protection and privacy', Keynote speech by Wojciech Wiewiórowski (via videolink), Brussels, Belgium

4 June 2020

Wired Next Fest 2020, Participation by Wojciech Wiewiórowski (via videolink), Milan, Italy