Data systems used by Test and Trace should be decommissioned once the pandemic is over, the head of the UK’s data privacy watchdog has said.
Tech firms have been warned by the Information Commissioner that there is “plenty still to be done” in preparation for new child privacy protection measures which come into force in six months.
The head of the UK’s data privacy watchdog has told MPs she can see the benefit of Covid-19 immunity passports, but warned they came with privacy concerns.
The Conservative Party’s collection of the personal data of 10 million voters around their ethnicity and religion was illegal, the Information Commissioner has told MPs.
Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has been awarded the Society Medal by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, for her outstanding contribution to the IT sector.
Standards that would force tech giants to make children’s privacy online a primary consideration have been published by the UK’s data regulator.
Protecting children’s privacy will be top priority for the UK’s data regulator in 2020 amid increased concern about platforms such as TikTok, the Information Commissioner has said.
Political parties have been warned that the data regulator will be watching over their General Election campaigning activity to ensure it stays within the law.
There is not enough evidence available to suggest that loot boxes in video games constitute gambling, the Digital Minister has said.
Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has said she was “surprised and disappointed” by the lack of focus on political advertising as an online harm in the Government’s recent proposals to regulate tech companies.
Britain’s data watchdog has told the European Parliament she is “deeply concerned” about the impact on democracy of the misuse of social media users’ personal information.