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UK data watchdog logs more than 500 Covid-19 data-protection cases

By Cynthia Kroet
  • 29 Jul 2020 11:24
  • 29 Jul 2020 11:24
More than 500 individual cases related to "a broad range" of Covid-19 data-protection issues have been filed with the UK Information Commissioner's Office since the start of the pandemic in March, a senior ICO official has said.

Simon McDougall, deputy commissioner at the data-protection watchdog, noted today that the UK government's planned contact-tracing app

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Cynthia Kroet

Senior Correspondent

Cynthia covers technology and telecom for MLex in Brussels. She previously reported on EU politics and transport policy, as well as Dutch and Belgian politics at newspaper European Voice and publication Politico in Brussels. Prior to that Cynthia worked as a TV and radio producer and multimedia journalist in the Netherlands and UK. Cynthia has degrees in European Studies and Journalism from The Hague University and Leiden University.

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