Coronavirus pandemic in the EU – Fundamental Rights Implications – Bulletin 2

The Coronavirus pandemic continues to interrupt everyday life in the EU in unprecedented ways. But the way it affects our societies is shifting. As governments gradually lift some of the measures put in place to contain the spread of COVID-19, new fundamental rights concerns arise: how to ensure that the rights to life and health are upheld as daily life transitions to a ‘new normal’. This Bulletin looks at declarations of states of emergency, or equivalent, and how they came under scrutiny. It considers the impact on fundamental rights in important areas of daily life, and includes a thematic focus on the processing of users’ data to help contain COVID-19, particularly by contact-tracing apps. It covers the period 21 March – 30 April 2020.


Publication date:28 May 2020

Coronavirus pandemic in the EU – Fundamental Rights implications: With a focus on contact-tracing apps (1.99 MB)

Country Studies

Publication date:2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak in the EU – Fundamental Rights Implications – May 2020 – Country studies

These reports constitute background material for a comparative report for the project “Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak in the EU – fundamental rights implications”. The country studies were prepared by FRA’s research network, FRANET for the May 2020 edition of the report. The information and views contained in the document do not necessarily reflect the views or the official position of the FRA. The documents are made available for transparency and information purposes only and do not constitute legal advice or legal opinion


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