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Investigation sought on GDPR compliance of Covid app

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The Irish Council for Civil Liberties and Digital Rights Ireland have written to the Data Protection Commission, seeking an investigation into the use of the Covid-19 Tracker App to store a person's EU Digital Covid Certificate.

To coincide with the implementation of the Digital Covid Certificate this week, the Covid-19 Tracker App was upgraded to allow holders of the DCC to upload it to the app if they want to.

However, concern has been expressed about whether this additional functionality is compliant with GDPR. In their letter to Helen Dixon, Liam Herrick of the ICCL and Antóin Ó Lachtnáin of DRI argue that the upgrade would see "personal medical information and identifiers" loaded into the app, which goes "far beyond the app's original

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