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Paola Salvi

The new hugs theory.

Contribution by Paola Salvi of Tonucci & Partners, expert in Family Law, on Io Donna – RCS Media

EDPB and COVID: experts at work on geolocation and scientific research.

During the last plenary session held on April 7, 2020, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) entrusted its expert committees with the task of identifying and developing the relevant principles regarding the processing of personal data in the context of the containment of the COVID-19 virus through the approval of two specific mandates, concerning respectively the tracking and geolocation tools and the processing of health data for research purposes.

Coronavirus: handling the relations among children and divorced parents.

Coronavirus emergency implies the adoption of restrictive measures which tackle fundamental rights including, first of all, the freedom to move bringing forth, as a consequence, the social distancing: in this context, not prejudicing the essential child’s health protection, there arises the problem of reconciling the existing actual limitations with the maintenance of a serious and constant relationship among divorced parent and the child entrusted mainly to the other parent.

EDPS: ok to mobile tracking with adequate safeguards.

In the midst of the emergency linked to the spread of the COVID-19 virus (known to most as “coronavirus”), the search for possible solutions for the containment of the pandemic has now taken on a supranational dimension, recording the first contributions from European institutions. The possibility of monitoring population movements through the analysis of data collected by mobile communication devices, in order to verify the effectiveness of the restrictive measures imposed and the identification of connections between movement trends and contagions, is undoubtedly one of the options on the table. The European Data Protection Supervisor (“EDPS”), consulted by the European Commission, has therefore identified some elements to be taken into account in the implementation of such solutions.