ICO blog: Protecting privacy during a pandemic: ICO work on the UK’s Covid apps

Apr 25th '23

Ian Hulme is the Information Commissioner’s Office’s (ICO) Director of Regulatory Assurance. He led operational response to the pandemic and leads  stakeholder relationships with the health and care sector.


The ICO’s work is often in the headlines, and recent enforcement action against TikTok for allowing over a million UK children to use its platform without parental consent brought international media attention.


In practice, the majority of our work to protect people’s privacy rights has a far lower profile. Making sure people are considering data protection at an early stage, and providing the advice and support to ensure privacy protections are built into new services is less glamorous, but very effective.


Read the full article, here.


Source: ICO


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