21 April 2020 – European Data Protection Board adopts guidelines on health data usage, geolocation and other tracing tools

Type of Intervention: Guidance
Sectors Involved: Health, Digital Technologies
Level of Jurisdiction: Supranational
Lead People/Agency: European Data Protection Board

Overview: European Data Protection Board adopts guidelines on the processing of health data for research purposes in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak and guidelines on geolocation and other tracing tools in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Full details here: https://edpb.europa.eu/news/news/2020/european-data-protection-board-twenty-third-plenary-session-edpb-adopts-further-covid_en

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Evidence/Justification: To shed light on the most urgent legal questions concerning the use of health data in the context of the Covid-19 outbreak