Monthly Archives: June 2020

Customer Contact Details for Track and Trace: GDPR Considerations

“A pint of beer and a packet of crisps, Sir? That’ll be £3.90 and your personal data please.” For some businesses, such as restaurants and pubs, the government is also intending to place an additional obligation. The guidance document states: … Continue reading

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The CCPA Becomes Enforceable on 1st July 2020 (and there is more to come!)

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) becomes fully enforceable on 1st July 2020. The Act regulates the processing of California consumers’ personal data, regardless of where a company is located. CCPA provides broader rights to consumers and stricter compliance requirements for businesses than any … Continue reading

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Disclosure Staff Names in FOI Requests  

One of the most popular search terms on our blog is “disclosure of names under FOI.”A further question that we were recently asked on a course is whether FOI practitioners should provide their names when they respond to requests. There have been some important … Continue reading

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The EasyJet Data Breach: GDPR Fine Arriving?

On 19th May 2020 it was reported that in January 2020 EasyJet was subject to what they describe as a “highly sophisticated” cyber-attack, resulting in the personal data of over 9 million customers being “hacked”. Detailed information about the attack … Continue reading

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Covid-19, GDPR and Temperature Checks

Emma Garland writes… Many countries have now been in some form of lockdown for a considerable length of time. As some of the lockdown measures are slowly being eased, one of the possible solutions to prevent a “second wave” is … Continue reading

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The NHS COVID 19 Contact Tracing App: Part 4 Questions about Data Retention and Function Creep

The first three blog posts in this series have raised many issues about the proposed NHS COVID19 Contact Tracing App (COVID App) including the incomplete DPIA and lack of human rights compliance. In this final post we discuss concerns about … Continue reading

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