06/05/2021

ICO

Elizabeth Denham speaks about COVID Passports at DPPC 2021

Speaking at the 2021 online Data Protection Practitioners' Conference, Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham recalls the work her office has been involved in during the four years since her first conference in 2017 and how struck then by the level of expertise, insight and experience from the attendees. When discussing the pandemic, the ICO talked about how the "success of any COVID-status scheme will rely on people trusting it, and that means people having confidence in how the scheme would use their personal information." 

In related news, the Council of Europe's Committee of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data issued a statement over the need for strong data protection for COVID-19 vaccination programs and vaccine certificates.

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