India joins Canada and the UK in introducing new legislation that threatens end-to-end encryption. The new provisions authorize the government to direct the interception and disclosure of any messages or communications — including those on fixed and mobile services, internet and broadband services, satellite-based communication services, in-flight and marine communications. as … [Read more...] about New legislated threat to privacy
Canada's Privacy Commissioners passed a joint resolution calling on governments, health sector institutions, and health providers to phase out the use of fax and unencrypted email for communicating personal health information “as soon as reasonably possible”. The Commissioners also urge stakeholders to amend laws and regulations to further provide for meaningful … [Read more...] about Securing Public Trust in Digital Healthcare
The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on the growing importance of digital health technologies, both to enable remote medical care and to facilitate the health response by international, national and local authorities. At the same time, personal health data have been key for containment measures such as the EU digital COVID-19 certificate. The European Commission's proposal … [Read more...] about European health data space
Following similar decisions by Dutch and German authorities, Denmark’s data protection authority expressed "serious criticism" about the use of Google Workspace, and concluded that the processing of personal data of pupils does not meet the requirements of the GDPR and must, therefore, stop. Immediately. Read More … [Read more...] about Denmark bans Gmail and Co from schools due to privacy concerns.
The AB TraceTogether app will be decommissioned on June 23, 2022. Temporary User IDs that have been exchanged via Bluetooth with other phones running the App are stored locally on users' phones and cleared after 21 days. Alberta Health's Information Management Branch has confirmed that "information that has been collected from the App by Alberta Health and Alberta Health … [Read more...] about Covid App Closure