05/06/2020

COVID-19 Round-up

COVID-19 privacy news (w/e 5th June)

Here are the latest stories on how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected privacy:

28h May: 

  • Politico reports how the UKs Track and Trace programme began without a DPIA.

29th May:

  • IAPP article outlines why it's important to be mindful of digital footprints during the pandemic.

31st May:

  • The Guardian reveals privacy group is preparing a legal challenge to NHS test-and-trace scheme.

1st June:

  • Yahoo News UK reports that Jacob Rees-Mogg has rejected COVID-19 tracing app privacy legislation.
  • The National reveals how NHS Orkney sent coronavirus test results to local business by mistake.

2nd June:

  • The Register reports how contact-tracer spoofing has begun already.
  • The Guardian reveals Vote Leave AI firm awarded a government contract to analyse social media data, utility bills and credit rating scores to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

3rd June:

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