ICO releases guidance for mandatory collection of track and trace data

Following the UK Government’s tightening of track and trace measures last week, it is now mandatory for various organisations, including public authorities, to collect contact information for those visiting their establishments such as hotels, cafes, community centres or local libraries. These records can be called upon by contact tracing schemes such as the NHS Track…

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Mobile Phone Extraction by Police Forces – ICO’s Latest Findings

On 18 June the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) released its investigation report into mobile phone data extraction by police forces in England and Wales. The investigation, which began in August 2018, was carried out by the ICO following concerns about the potential for excessive processing of personal data that could arise as a result of…

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Covid-19 and a new ICO enforcement approach?

EasyJet announced yesterday a recent cyber attack on its systems which enabled hackers to access the emails and travel information of around 9 million customers, including credit card details in some 2,200 cases.  The ICO is currently investigating the breach and it remains to be seen whether any enforcement action will be taken. The incident…

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