A bill to allow for usage of mobile carrier data valid until late 2020

Personal data protection is not absolute, Justice Minister Kolíková said.

Slovak MPs sit in a parliamentary session. Slovak MPs sit in a parliamentary session. (Source: TASR)

Although protection of personal data is important, it is not absolute, and public health protection is of higher importance.

Read alsoData from mobile carriers to soon unearth Slovakia's COVID-19 hot zones Read more 

Justice Minister Mária Kolíková (Za Ľudí) made this statement during a parliamentary debate on a bill on the usage of data on the movement of people in Slovakia provided by mobile operators during the pandemic, the TASR newswire reported.

The bill will create legal room to launch an application to map and localise COVID-19 hot spots in Slovakia.

Deputy Speakers of Parliament Peter Pellegrini (Smer) has proposed that the draft law make this data accessible to authorities only under the condition that Slovakia declares a state of emergency.

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