The UK Information Commissioner has released an opinion in response to the joint effort announced by Apple and Google to enable the use of Bluetooth technology to help governments and health agencies reduce the spread of COVID-19.
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On March 17, 2020, the Executive Committee of the Global Privacy Assembly issued a statement giving their support to the sharing of personal data by organizations and governments for the purposes of fighting the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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On March 4, 2020, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office fined the international airline Cathay Pacific Airways Limited GBP 500,000 for failing to protect the security of its customers’ personal data. The fine was issued under the Data Protection Act 1998 and represents the maximum fine available under the DPA.
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On March 17, 2020, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP will host a breakfast briefing in our London office to discuss the current cybersecurity threat environment and explore UK and EU cyber enforcement trends.
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