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Mauritius: Office publishes Guide on health data and AI in light of Coronavirus

The Data Protection Office ('the Office') published, on 17 April 2020, a Guide on Data Protection for Health Data and Artificial Intelligence ('AI') Solutions ('the Guide') in the context of the COVID-19 ('Coronavirus') pandemic. In particular, the Guide highlights that the Office recognises the unprecedented challenges that Mauritius and other countries in the world are facing during the pandemic, and while it is clear that data protection rights are not absolute, it is equally crucial to reiterate that the fundamental rights to privacy and data protection are still applicable.

In addition, the Guide notes that an organisation must, among other things, identify the types of personal data being processed and the lawful basis for processing, apply the data minimisation principle, and be transparent.


You can read the Guide here.