“Technology can guide governments in navigating their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic,” says FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty. “However, like all solutions, governments need to take care that respect for fundamental rights forms part of our public health strategies. This includes maintaining privacy and data protection legal safeguards.”
This second Coronavirus pandemic in the EU: fundamental rights implications report looks at the measures EU Member States use to address the pandemic to highlight rights-respectful approaches that other Member States can learn from.
It underlines the need to carefully and regularly assess the impact on people’s fundamental rights as governments manage the pandemic:
This is the second in a series of reports on the impact of the Coronavirus across the 27 EU Member States. It covers measures in place from 21 March until 30 April 2020. It also includes findings from FRA’s Fundamental Rights Survey on people’s awareness of privacy settings on their mobile phones.
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