Covid-19, Contact Tracing and GDPR

2020 International Journal of Humanities and Social Science  
Provisions recently issued relating to the Covid-19 pandemic spread emergency showed a considerable impact (also) about personal data processing and, consequently, on the right to their protection. Among the measures adopted (in several countries, including Italy) to cope the pandemic emergency, there are those based on collection and tracking of personal health data in order to control and contain the virus and in particular the so-called "Immuni" app, involving, prima facie, an invasive
more » ... l in people's lives: hence, once the terms and characteristics of this tracking system have been reconstructed, the need to identify its legal basis in light of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and, in the event of a positive outcome of this assessment, the guarantees capable to ensure the necessary balance between the protection of public health and the protection of the private sphere from excessive compression or intrusiveness. SUMMARY: 1. Introduction. -2. The so-called app "Immuni" as emergency measure. -3. The problem of "Immuni" app lawfulness: legal basis. -4. Guarantees for the interested party: purpose limitation, minimization and anonymization of personal data.
doi:10.30845/ijhss.v10n9p9 fatcat:sshc7wuqgjgf5fp5vrmjmnnr5e