This paper offers an outlook of the EU policy response in relation to the interoperability of contact tracing apps and the respective implications for data protection law. First, the paper reviews the relevant communications by the EU institutions, agencies and digital health networking platforms. Secondly, it explains how the use of the term ‘contact tracing’ is perceived in the contact tracing application context. The need for interoperability and the consequent complications for data protection law are further elaborated upon. Lastly, the paper studies cross-border interoperability in connection to already existing and deployed self-acclaimed contact tracing applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-208
Number of pages9
JournalPrivacy in Germany
Issue number5/2020
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020

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