Test and Trace police access is dangerous

Reacting to news that police will be granted access to Test and Trace data, Jim Killock, Executive Director of Open Rights Group said:

“It is dangerous to compromise the privacy of health data. This risks making Test and Trace appear to be part of a law enforcement effort rather than being about medical safety.

“Parliament should insist on debating these changes, which lack safeguards and oversight, and are likely to further undermine pubic confidence in Test and Trace.”

Open Rights Group has previously raised the lack of basic privacy safeguards in the program, which includes asking pubs and restaurants to collect the data of customers.