EDPB to issue data processing guidance amid coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis

EDPB to issue data processing guidance amid coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has announced that the issuing of guidance concerning data processing will be brought forward as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The EDPB Chair, Andrea Jelinek, has confirmed that the areas including the use of location and anonymisation of data, the processing of health data for research and scientific purposes and the processing of data by technologies used to facilitate remote working are all being prioritised. The EDPB also intends to issue general guidance in line with adequate legal bases and pertinent legal principles. The EDPB has replaced its monthly plenary meetings with weekly remote meetings.

Source: European Data Protection Board to issue guidance on data processing in the fight against COVID-19

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