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Germany: DSK addresses use of digital services for contact tracing

The German Data Protection Conference ('DSK') announced, on 30 April 2021, the outcome of its 101st conference which focused on the use of digital services for contact tracing. In particular, the DSK highlighted that all respective data protection responsibilities between service providers, organisations required to collect contact tracing data, and health departments must be made clear. Furthermore, the DSK noted that service providers must adopt adequate data security measures in order to counter the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons posed by digital contact tracing.

In relation to the contact tracing app, Luca, the DSK advised that further technical protective measures to prevent risks resulting from the improper use of data should be regarded as necessary. In addition, the DSK pointed to the possibilities of cluster detection in its resolution on the Corona Warning App 2.0.

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