Today, the Prime Minister seemed to declare that pubs and restaurants will have to “collect contact details from customers”.
Silkie Carlo, director of Big Brother Watch said:
“This sounds like an excessive and intrusive move designed to paper over the cracks of a much bigger contact tracing failure.
“It also poses privacy risks. Asking pubs and restaurants to become data controllers overnight is unfair – and could see personal data hoarded, lost or misused — whether for marketing or unwanted personal contact. We’ll be monitoring to ensure the scheme is voluntary, safe and respects privacy.”