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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.

Covid-19 Emergency and online education: the instructions of the Data Protection Authority.

The Italian government with its Legislative decree of 8 March 2020, suspended all educational activities from kindergartens to universities for children/students and their teachers. In the same decree a provision for teaching methods at a distance was activated. As a result of the same, the Italian Data Protection Authority in answer to the questions/reports received from the schools’ DPO, teachers and families, regarding the processing a preliminary guide on how schools and universities should use such tools, guaranteeing the protection of the personal data of the students, their families and their teachers.