Many organizations operate in the European Union or are subject to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which regulates the use of personal information in the EU. During the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, issues surrounding the interplay of public health and personal privacy are complex and deserve special attention. The European Data Protection Board (EDPB), the body that oversees data protection issues in the EU, recently issued a statement on how to interpret the GDPR in the context of responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

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