DPC rejects human rights groups’ claims that Covid app could breach GDPR

Leading human rights organisations say they have ‘concerns’ over effectiveness of DPC’s interventions on data protection implications of using Covid tracker app to store Digital Covid Certs

The HSE’s Covid Tracker App will be used to story Digital Covid Certificates. Picture: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ie

A rift has emerged between the Data Protection Commission (DPC) and a pair of human rights groups over the GDPR implications of using the Covid-19 Tracker App for storing individuals’ vaccination certificates.

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) and Digital Rights Ireland (DRI) have called on the watchdog to examine upgrades to the app which will mean users can use it to store their Digital Covid Certificates (DCC).

The DPC has committed to contacting ...