UK gov admits Track and Trace scheme 'breaches GDPR’
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UK gov admits Track and Trace scheme 'breaches GDPR’

DHSC has made concessions following the threat of legal action, including reducing its 20-year data retention policy to eight years
20 Jul 2020
European court invalidates primary EU-US data transfer mechanism
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European court invalidates primary EU-US data transfer mechanism

Privacy Shield ruled to be incompatible with GDPR in landmark case
16 Jul 2020
Brave accuses the ICO of ‘falling asleep at the wheel’
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Brave accuses the ICO of ‘falling asleep at the wheel’

Brave highlights understaffing and a failure to use statutory powers to investigate the "UK's largest-ever data breach"
13 Jul 2020
GDPR compliance checklist: Is your organisation GDPR-ready?
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GDPR compliance checklist: Is your organisation GDPR-ready?

Tips for ensuring your business is compliant with the new rules, whether you're overhauling old processes or setting up a business from scratch
8 Jul 2020
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EU institutions told to avoid Microsoft software after licence spat
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EU institutions told to avoid Microsoft software after licence spat

EU data watchdog claims Microsoft's contract terms make it difficult to enforce GDPR
3 Jul 2020
UK government faces legal action over NHS Test and Trace risk assessments
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UK government faces legal action over NHS Test and Trace risk assessments

The DHSC have until 8 July to provide evidence that a data protection impact assessment has been performed
3 Jul 2020
EU fires warning shot to UK over post-Brexit US data-sharing
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EU fires warning shot to UK over post-Brexit US data-sharing

The terms of a UK-US arrangement may not be compatible with EU data protection standards
16 Jun 2020
Brave apologises for redirecting users to affiliate links
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Brave apologises for redirecting users to affiliate links

The privacy-focused platform would revise URLs to add an affiliate code for those accessing cryptocurrency platforms
8 Jun 2020
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NHS yet to understand risks of holding Test and Trace data for 20 years
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NHS yet to understand risks of holding Test and Trace data for 20 years

Public Health England has not completed a DPIA into the risks of holding non-anonymised sensitive information, including medical data
29 May 2020
GDPR "inadequate" to protect against contact-tracing privacy risks
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GDPR "inadequate" to protect against contact-tracing privacy risks

MPs and Lords demand new law to guarantee protections for any contact-tracing tech
19 May 2020
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Digital activists sound the alarm over UK's 'coronavirus datastore' plans
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Digital activists sound the alarm over UK's 'coronavirus datastore' plans

A dozen groups including Liberty and medConfidential have written to Matt Hancock demanding answers
18 May 2020
NHS develops second contact-tracing app as privacy concerns mount
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NHS develops second contact-tracing app as privacy concerns mount

Discussions with Big Tech become more productive after "serious legal flaws" are uncovered
11 May 2020
Swiping and scrolling is not consent, says EU data watchdog
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Swiping and scrolling is not consent, says EU data watchdog

Updated guidelines aim to address ambiguity in the application of GDPR
7 May 2020
What is the Data Protection Act 2018?
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What is the Data Protection Act 2018?

A look at the UK's national data laws and how GDPR fits into the puzzle
29 Apr 2020
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NHS coronavirus tracing app tested at RAF base
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NHS coronavirus tracing app tested at RAF base

Health secretary Matt Hancock says early trials are "going well"
23 Apr 2020
UK currently 'too technically limited' for an effective coronavirus app
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UK currently 'too technically limited' for an effective coronavirus app

There are too many technological and social barriers for contact tracing to work properly, a research body claims
20 Apr 2020
Nine top GDPR tips for email marketing strategies
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Nine top GDPR tips for email marketing strategies

It's not all doom and gloom – here's how you can make GDPR work for you
17 Apr 2020
The NHS teams up with Apple and Google on coronavirus tracking app
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The NHS teams up with Apple and Google on coronavirus tracking app

The software will send alerts to people who have been in touch with infected users
14 Apr 2020
Health sites are 'unlawfully' sharing medical data with Facebook and Google
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Health sites are 'unlawfully' sharing medical data with Facebook and Google

Irish DPC warns that tracking allows sensitive information to be shared with major internet firms
7 Apr 2020
Supreme Court rules Morrisons was not liable for 2014 data breach
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Supreme Court rules Morrisons was not liable for 2014 data breach

Supermarket can't be held liable for the criminal actions of a former auditor who leaked financial data
1 Apr 2020
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Marriott data breach exposes personal data of 5.2 million guests
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Marriott data breach exposes personal data of 5.2 million guests

The hotel chain has notified guests of a second massive data breach within 18 months
31 Mar 2020
KCL and NIHR launch symptom-tracking app to slow coronavirus spread
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KCL and NIHR launch symptom-tracking app to slow coronavirus spread

The COVID Symptom Tracker has made it to the top of the App Store’s Medical apps charts
26 Mar 2020
UK government may trace COVID-19 patients using mobile phone data
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UK government may trace COVID-19 patients using mobile phone data

The ICO pledges to take into account “compelling public interest” for any potential data protection violations
20 Mar 2020