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Liz Grimwood-Taylor

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Contact tracing apps have become a new weapon in our arsenal as we battle COVID-19. But not everyone sees eye-to-eye on these apps and different jurisdictions are taking divergent approaches. What are contact tracing apps? Contact tracing apps are applications which keep track of an individual smartphone user’s real-life interactions with, or proximity to, other smartphone users (the individual’s contacts). Their primary aim is to ensure that – if the individual is suspected or confirmed…

The concept of data portability has been of increasing interest in APAC countries. This is partly influenced by data portability provisions in the GDPR. However, scoping and implementing data portability rights in practice is proving challenging. Here is a snapshot of differing and developing approaches.In Thailand, the right to data portability has been incorporated into the new Personal Data Protection Act, which will come into effect in May 2020. In India, the right to data…

On December 17, 2019, The Australian Human Rights Commission unveiled a Discussion Paper on Human Rights and Technology, which includes draft proposals to prevent discrimination driven by artificial intelligence (AI) and intrusive facial recognition. This follows the recent rejection of the Australian Government’s proposed facial recognition legislation by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) due to privacy concerns. The discussion paper proposes a National Strategy on New and Emerging Technologies for Australia to help…