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EU Parliament Told to Fix Illegal Export of Covid Data to U.S.

Jan. 11, 2022, 10:10 AM

The European Parliament was given a one-month ultimatum to fix a privacy flaw that allowed lawmakers’ Covid-19 test data to be illegally sent to the U.S. via tracking cookies owned by Google and digital payments company Stripe Inc.

The assembly hired a company in 2020 to provide mass testing via a dedicated website for members and officials, but failed to comply with strict curbs on transatlantic data flows, the privacy watchdog in charge of EU institutions found.

From Sept. 30 to Nov. 20 of that year “during which the trackers remained on the website, personal data processed through them were ...