The UK Government has been forced to admit they deployed the COVID-19 Test and Trace programme unlawfully without a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA), following a legal challenge from privacy campaigning organisation, Open Rights Group (ORG).
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) made its admission after ORG threatened to take the Government to court unless it agreed to immediately conduct a DPIA.
The admission that the Test and Trace was deployed without a DPIA and that there is still no DPIA in place now, means that the Government’s entire Test & Trace programme has been operating unlawfully since its launch on 28th May 2020. Read more . . .
Coronavirus contact tracers sharing patients’ data on WhatsApp and Facebook, The Times 12 July 2020 https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/coronavirus-contact-tracers-sharing-patients-data-on-whatsapp-and-facebook-rg3zqn5l6