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Digital 15-06-2020

Germany says coronavirus tracing app ready to go, as Italian privacy fears ease

Germany’s smartphone app to trace coronavirus infections is ready to be launched this week, Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Sunday (14 June).
Digital 08-06-2020

EU human rights groups call for COVID-19 app transparency

A cross-section of EU human rights groups have pressed national authorities to provide more information on how citizens' data will be stored and processed as part of the rollout of coronavirus contact tracing applications across the bloc.
Digital 27-05-2020

Cédric O defends French COVID-19 app ahead of crunch vote 

France's Secretary of State for Digital, Cédric O, defended the rollout and use of the country's planned coronavirus contact tracing app, StopCovid, ahead of a National Assembly vote on the technology today (27 May).
Digital 13-05-2020

Commission seeks ‘largest possible participation’ of EU citizens for COVID-19 apps

The European Commission has said that the 'largest possible participation' of EU citizens is required in order for coronavirus contact tracing applications to work effectively.
Global Europe 13-05-2020

Commission proposes gradual lifting of borders, in bid to save Europe’s summer

The European Commission on Wednesday (13 May) set out plans for a phased restart of travel this summer, proposing a gradual lifting of borders in an attempt to kick start a tourism sector hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Digital 13-05-2020

EU-funded COVID-19 app ‘listens to voices and coughs’

A recently launched EU-funded mobile application records users' breathing and coughing to diagnose cases of COVID-19, scientists involved in the project have said.
Digital 07-05-2020

Data sharing and data protection: the essential third way for Europe.

Former MEP Jean-Marie Cavada argues for 'a right to share, a duty to protect' approach to data sharing and privacy amid the current public health crisis.
Digital 29-04-2020

French government forced to delay vote on COVID-19 tracking app proposal

The French government has been forced to delay the debate and vote in the National Assembly regarding its controversial coronavirus contact tracing app, StopCovid, following privacy concerns.
Digital 28-04-2020

Cell phone data shows abrupt shift in crowd patterns amid pandemic

The largest conglomerations of people worldwide at the start of this year could be observed at train and bus stations, airports, city squares and parks.
Digital 27-04-2020

Germany flips on smartphone contact tracing, backs Apple and Google

Germany changed course on Sunday (26 April) over which type of smartphone technology it wanted to use to trace coronavirus infections, backing an approach supported by Apple and Google along with a growing number of other European countries. Chancellery Minister...
Digital 16-04-2020

‘Major security and privacy issues’ in using location data for COVID-19 apps, Commission says  

The European Commission has warned against the processing and storage of location data in the use of mobile applications designed to trace the potential spread of the coronavirus across the bloc.
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