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SMEX BLOGPOST VOL. II

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SMEX BLOGPOST VOL. II

The Lebanese Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and the Central Inspection partnered with donors to invest in the Inter-Ministerial and Municipal Platform for Assessment, Coordination and Tracking (IMPACT) to better respond to the pandemic. IMPACT has been handling and managing COVID-related services online, in partnership with MoPH: from mobility permits during lockdowns to vaccination registration. Most of the collected data is highly sensitive information about each individual, such as the full name, date of birth, place of residence, and ID number, as well as medical information. After a follow up from SMEX, IMPACT published its privacy policy pertaining to the COVAX platform and was last updated in February 2021. 

 

SMEX has recently reviewed IMPACT’s privacy policy by comparing it to the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) standards, since the data collected on IMPACT is housed in Germany, and Lebanon’s e-transaction law number 81/2018. We also provided a technical analysis of the platform and suggested some recommendations on its policies.