Statements adopted by European Data Protection Board
During the Plenary Session of the European Data Protection Board, held online on 16 June 2020, the following documents were adopted:
• Statement on the data protection impact of the interoperability of contact tracing apps;
The Statement emphasizes the need to respect the transparency and legal basis of the processing involved, data subject rights, principles of data minimization and personal data confidentiality. Furthermore, the goal of interoperability should not be used as an argument to extend the collection of personal data beyond what is necessary.
• Statement on the processing of personal data in the context of reopening of borders following the COVID-19 outbreak.
The statement specifies the measures allowing a safe reopening of the borders currently envisaged or implemented by Member States include testing for COVID-19, requiring certificates issued by health professionals and the use of a voluntary contact tracing app. At the same time, the EDPB urges the Member States to take a common European approach when deciding which processing of personal data is necessary in this context.