COVID-19 EXPERT LEGAL INSIGHTS

UK COVID-19 contact tracers working
from abroad - Adam Chapman quoted
in The Guardian

10 February 2021

Adam Chapman, Partner and head of our Public Law team has been quoted in The Guardian regarding a company requiring COVID-19 caseworkers to turn on ‘geo-tracking’ over concerns about personal data leaving the UK.


Intelling, makes its workers turn on “geo-tracking” owing to concerns that some have been doing their job remotely from overseas. Agents must not be based abroad to ensure that personal data being processed by suppliers does not leave the UK.

Adam quoted:

Previously under GDPR, and now post-Brexit under what’s being called UK GDPR, there are rules controlling the transfer of personal data outside the UK.”

Intelling needed to know where data was being transferred to in order to work out whether it was being done lawfully."

This article was first published by The Guardian on 9 February 2021 which you can read in full by clicking here. This article has also been published by Yahoo News and Techregister.

Further information

For further information on any issue raised in this news post, please get in touch with our Data Protection team.

 

About the author

Adam Chapman is a Partner and Head of our Public Law team. He has nearly 30 years experience as a public lawyer and previously spent most of his career in central government, working at the Treasury Solicitor’s Department and at the Attorney General’s Office.

His data protection work ranges from compliance advice through to advising on responses to information security breaches and appeals against decisions of the ICO. Under the freedom of information regimes he acts both for organisations and individuals seeking to obtain information and public bodies when responding to requests.

 

 


 

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