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26 April 2020
media coverage

Tracking mobile devices and data protection during a pandemic: realities and challenges


Resume: Executive summary: Many countries seem especially interested in using location data from mobile devices to help track and fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. It appears that the Bulgarian legislator has also decided to utilise mobile device data as a measure to limit the spread of COVID-19. The police will be able to monitor, through location data, whether infected and quarantined persons comply with the mandatory instructions of health authorities. Kristina Chakarova explores the new regulatory framework governing the sharing of personal data, who is affected by the amendments, what type of data is collected and who has access to it. Read the full article here (in Bulgarian).

author: Kristina Bozhinova