COVID-19 and Fundamental Rights: Reshaping the Role of the Right to Privacy

The right to privacy is a fundamental right, recognized by many countries in their Constitutions. However, in the past year, technologies such as surveillance systems and collection of personal data had notable implications for this right and a significant impact on citizens’ lives. In my presentation, it will be discussed how – after the introduction of COVID-19 into our global framework – the relevance and importance of privacy are being debated and reshaped in many democratic countries.