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Czech Republic: UOOU summarises position on Smart Quarantine project

The Office for Personal Data Protection ('UOOU') published, on 25 June 2020, a summary of its position on the Smart Quarantine project, as discussed at a public hearing on the same. In particular, the UOOU highlighted that the assessment of the impact on the processing of personal data, which has not yet been completed for either of the two planned phases of Smart Quarantine, is insufficient, and that the operation has already revealed some risks to the rights and freedoms of citizens, mainly relating to the possibility of misuse of data necessary to create current tracing applications. In addition, the UOOU discussed the contact tracing application eRouška, and emphasised the importance of obtaining the consent of data subjects for the use of their location and contact data as required under the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) ('GDPR').

You can read the press release, only available in Czech, here.