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MPs criticise privacy watchdog over NHS test-and-trace data


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2020-08-21 05:15:41
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UK information commissioner ‘must ensure government uses public’s data safely and legally’

A cross-party group of more than 20 MPs has accused the UK’s privacy watchdog of failing to hold the government to account for its failures in the NHS coronavirus test-and-trace programme.

The MPs have urged Elizabeth Denham, the information commissioner, to demand that the government change the programme after it admitted failing to conduct a legally required impact assessment of its privacy implications.

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MPs criticise privacy watchdog over NHS test-and-trace data
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/aug/21/mps-criticise-privacy-watchdog-information-commissioner-nhs-test-and-trace-data

UK information commissioner ‘must ensure government uses public’s data safely and legally’

A cross-party group of more than 20 MPs has accused the UK’s privacy watchdog of failing to hold the government to account for its failures in the NHS coronavirus test-and-trace programme.

The MPs have urged Elizabeth Denham, the information commissioner, to demand that the government change the programme after it admitted failing to conduct a legally required impact assessment of its privacy implications.

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Fri, 21 Aug 2020 05:00:41 GMT
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/aug/21/mps-criticise-privacy-watchdog-information-commissioner-nhs-test-and-trace-data

Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images


Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Alex Hern Technology editor
2020-08-21T05:00:41Z

Source: Guardian
Source Link: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/aug/21/mps-criticise-privacy-watchdog-information-commissioner-nhs-test-and-trace-data


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