Covid-19: Civil Liberties

Part of Attorney General – in the House of Commons on 28th April 2020.

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Photo of Ellie Reeves Ellie Reeves Shadow Solicitor General

We support the development of the app, which could be central to the lifting of the lockdown.  However, to be effective it would require more than 60% of the population to sign up, and achieving that would require trust from the public. Will the Solicitor General confirm that the legal basis for processing data under the app will be set out in primary legislation? Will he also confirm that any measures will be compliant with the general data protection regulation, both now and after the Brexit transition period?