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Ukraine Eases Consumer Privacy Restrictions to Fight Covid-19

May 22, 2020, 8:28 PM

Ukraine medical professionals can access consumers’ personal information without permission if needed to stop the spread of Covid-19, the nation’s government announced Friday in easing privacy restrictions.

The government in Decree No. 392 also said epidemiologists, law enforcement agencies and certain other officials can access personal data of people who are self-isolating or under surveillance for the virus.

Any accessed data must de-identify individuals or be destroyed within 30 days after the end of the Covid-19 quarantine, according to the decree.

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