EU Digital Certificate and the Cyprus Safe Pass – a step too far in data collection?

The August edition of the Great Britain – Cyprus Business Gazette featured an article contributed by Michael Ioannou, Chief Information Officer and Eleni Victoros, Associate and Data Protection Officer.  The article explores the significance of Regulation (EU)2021/93 which introduced the Digital Covid Certificate across the European Union as a means to facilitate movement across Member States during the Covid 19 pandemic. It also explains why such a document meets the ‘Purpose limitation’ and ‘Data minimization’ tests set out in GDPR regulation and explores some of the issues which have arisen in Cyprus where the production of a ‘Safe Pass’ has become mandatory for entry into most venues.

The article can be accessed here.

For more information on the issues raised in this article please contact Michael Ioannou or Eleni Victoros. Alternatively feel free to reach out to your usual contact at Elias Neocleous & Co LLC.

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