Croatia plans GDPR-compliant quarantine enforcement app
The Croatian government intends to enforce individual quarantine orders via a dedicated app, text message alerts, or location data provided by telecommunications companies. However, the government aims to comply with GDPR by targeting only those ordered into self-isolation and only tracking their current location, not their movements (a sensitive issue from the days of the former Yugoslavia), and by only instituting these measures if it was otherwise impossible to protect citizens' health and safety. Enacting the proposal would require Parliament to amend Croatia's Telecommunications Act with a two-third majority vote. The country's daily press briefings include a count of the number of people who have broken quarantine; the number is often close to triple digits.
Writer: Joe Orovicc
Publication: Total Croatia News