This episode is part of our series of updated podcasts addressing security & privacy concerns resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and the shift in working practises for millions of businesses across the UK and the world.
In this episode, we are going discuss personal data in detail and explore the question of: whose data is it anyway? And what are we prepared to tolerate regarding track and trace programmes as governments around the world implement track and track apps. To discuss this we are delighted to have Phil Brown, The Norfolk Data Protection Mardler, who advices clients in Norfolk on data protection.
_Please note: Phil makes reference to the need for self reporting but would like to clarify that in the NHS Test and Trace scheme, an NHS Tracker will only contact individuals who have tested positive for Covid19. Whether someone should be tested at all is heavily dependent on self reporting. Furthermore, responses to a possible request to us to identify those with whom we may have had recent close contact is based on our ‘civic duty’ rather than a legal requirement - so it’s very much down to our willingness or judgment to do so.
Data Protection Consultant
Phil is an independent data protection consultant based in North Norfolk and has provided data protection advice and support to a wide variety of industries across Norfolk and beyond, mostly to small businesses. Prior to that, Phil had a 20 year career as a military communications officer which was then followed by 12 years in the world of mobile phone standardisation, mostly consulting for a Japanese mobile phone operator.
During the latter phase, he chaired an international working group that developed mobile phone conformance tests and also chaired the Global Certification Forum when is became a legal entity in 2008. Such work has seen him travel widely and has, at various times, studied French, German, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese none of which prepared him for life in Norfolk when he moved there in 2016!
He has a Masters degree in Design of Information Systems and his currently trading as Norfolk’s Data Protection Mardler.