The UK Information Commissioners’ Office says government can use personal data from mobile phones to track/fight COVID-19.

“The UK’s privacy watchdog has said the government can legally use personal data from people’s mobile phones to track and monitor behavior if it helps fight the spread of coronavirus.”

“It emerged that the government was in talks

The United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office has provided it’s guidance on COVID-19 and data privacy.

  • Public health messages are not direct marketing.
  • It’s about being proportionate – if some data processing feels excessive, then it probably is.
  • The ICO is a reasonable and pragmatic regulator… Regarding compliance with data protection, it will take into account

The United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office has issued for public consultation a  draft guidance on the Right of Access under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Read my detailed analysis for key takeaways on how to handle the access request, and how to structure your systems to ensure that one does not fall between the