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English police given access to Covid-19 contact-tracing data

By Jakub Krupa
  • 29 Jan 2021 11:58
  • 29 Jan 2021 12:10

Police in England has been given emergency powers to access Covid-19 test and trace data to enforce self-isolation, just days after the country's privacy watchdog said that such a move would be "concerning."

The police will now be able to access data of people told by the contact-tracing service to self-is

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Jakub Krupa

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Jakub joined MLex’s London team in August 2020 to report on topics including data privacy and security, cybersecurity, and telecom regulation, focusing on EU & UK regulatory and legal risk in the telecoms, media and technology (TMT) sectors. He is currently working on MLex's coverage of future mobility, in particular the rise of connected, electric and autonomous vehicles.

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