The Guardian — Asking pubs and restaurants to become data controllers overnight is unfair

Big Brother Watch Team / June 23, 2020

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.”

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