Slovakia to pass a bill for mobile operators data sharing until end of year

According to the Slovak Spectator, the Slovak parliament is expected to adopt a bill on the usage of data on the movement of individuals provided by mobile operators, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Slovak minister of justice has stated the bill will target those who will refuse to cooperate during the quarantine period, and added that it is necessary to make location data available to authorities even without individuals’ consent. The justice minister argued that only the right to life is ‘absolute’, as opposed to the right to privacy. According to the draft text, the Public Health Authority (ÚVO) would be the only body authorised to access the data, for a limited time.