Mitiga Italia, the Privacy Guarantor orders the provisional block to the data processing of the app: “There is no valid legal basis”

The Guarantor for the protection of personal data has ordered the temporary block of data processing against the company that manages the app Mitiga Italy, used for the first time on 19 May last, to allow 4 thousand spectators to enter the final of the Italian Cup in possession of certificate certifying the vaccination, recovery or negativity of the Covid-19 test. Immediately after the meeting, the Guarantor had written to the Football Association asking for information on the privacy policy of the app: the Suspension processing was necessary in the face of the hypothesis that, in the future, Mitiga can be used to govern access to other events and shows, starting from Italy-Turkey, the debut match of the 2021 European Football Championships scheduled at the Olimpico in Rome on 19 June.

In the provision, the Guarantor emphasizes that, at the moment, one does not exist valid legal basis for the processing of health data in order to ascertain the “Covid-free” status of those who participate in sporting events or events, or access premises open to the public. Finally, Mitiga – having submitted the application to the Authority last year April 1st – he should have anyway refrain from any treatment, as the deadline for taking a decision has not elapsed. The block takes effect immediate and will last for the time necessary to allow the Guarantor the definition of the investigation started.

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