Category Archives: GDPR

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 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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The NHS COVID 19 Contact Tracing App Part 2: The Data Protection Impact Assessment

Yesterday the Prime Minister said England will have a “world-beating” Covid 19 contact tracing system from June. Part of this system is the introduction of the NHS contact tracing app (“the Covid App”) which is currently being trialled on the Isle … Continue reading

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The NHS COVID 19 Contact Tracing App: Part 1

This is the first in a series of four blog posts, in which Susan Wolf and Lynn Wyeth, take a closer look at the government’s proposed NHS COVID 19 contact tracing app (COVID App) from different perspectives. On 12 April 2020, the UK Government announced that NHSX, a unit of … Continue reading

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The Coronavirus and Information Sharing: What are “vital interests” under GDPR?

During the current coronavirus pandemic, the health and social care sector as well as the emergency services are all providing an amazing service to those who are in need of urgent medical treatment. This will almost always require the sharing of personal data between organisations. Even during a pandemic, it is important to note that GDPR still … Continue reading

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Act Now Expands its Data Protection Team and Welcomes Kirsty Squires

Act Now Training is pleased to announce that data protection specialist, Kirsty Squires, has joined its team of associates. Ibrahim Hasan, solicitor and director of Act Now Training, said: “I am very pleased that Kirsty has joined our team. We … Continue reading

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GDPR and Coronavirus Community Support Groups

The outbreak of the coronavirus and the sad news about so many people dying everyday is changing all our lives dramatically. As many of us as are trying to come to terms with the ‘new normal’ of staying home and … Continue reading

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A Matter of Priorities: FOI and DP Deadlines in a Pandemic

Responding to the Covid-19 pandemic is stretching our public services. Most obviously the NHS is diverting all the resources it can to meeting critical health needs. But local authorities are also struggling to maintain vital services in the face of … Continue reading

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