Here are the latest stories on how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected privacy:
- Digital Health reports on a LawArXiv paper analysing the NHS contact-tracing app DPIA and concludes that it falls short of data protection law
- The Guardian report that ten million people are at risk of being locked out of Covid-19 contact tracing app.
- The Register reports how wearing masks in public interferes with Met Police facial recognition tech.
- The Guardian reveals that the GMB union is warning care workers not to use UK government Covid-19 app.
- The Conversation survey reveals 58% of the public are concerned about privacy when using a coronavirus contact-tracing app.
- The Guardian reveals the NHS is preparing to roll out its contact-tracing app by the end of May.
- Amnesty International release statement demanding that privacy are questions addressed before NHSX contact-tracing app roll-out.
- An Open letter from digital rights groups to the UK health secretary Matt Hancock questions the role of technology providers in NHS plans to build a COVID-19 datastore.
- IAPP article - Illusions of consent and COVID-19-tracking apps.
- Infosecurity Magazine lists the NHS contact-tracing apps security issues.
- Meanwhile, EandT outline a mixture of failed privacy protections that are insufficient for users of the NHS app.
- Reuters reports Apple-Google to launch their contact tracing tech in 23 countries, others to wait and see.
- Google and Apple also announced the launch of privacy-friendly technology that is designed to inform individuals if they've been in contact with someone who has COVID-19.
- The Guardian reveals that Serco has accidentally shared the email addresses of almost 300 contact tracers.
- The Register reports that the MoD is to anonymise COVID-19 contact-tracing app data through its behavioural science division.
- In a 2nd Open letter to the government in a week, campaign groups have warned that GCHQ can re-identify UK's phone users from COVID-19 contact-tracing app data.
- The Guardian reveals that UK contact-tracing plans in doubt as app will not ready until June.
- Reuters reports that the UK government continues to discuss contact-tracing technology with Apple and Google.
- The Guardian reports on the track and trace lessons that the UK can learn from countries that got it right.
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