Chronology of links to articles on intentional data protection infringements and predictive analytics. Work in progress.
27 November 2020
The Covid data spies paid to know ALL your secrets: Town halls harvest millions of highly personal details including if you’re being unfaithful or having unsafe sex
- A private firm inked deals with local authorities to gather data that can be used to predict who is likely to break lockdown, creating risk analyses for households
- The system, called Covid OneView, is produced by data analytics firm Xantura
- Councils said the aim is to help identify those most at risk from coronavirus
- MPs have said the system lacks transparency and its not clear why so much information about residents’ lives was needed
🚨BREAKING: A Big Brother Watch investigation has found councils using huge amounts of highly personal data + predictive analytics to create covid risk scores with private data firm Xantura – and even predict who might break self-isolation.https://t.co/OoddmaJw77
— Big Brother Watch (@BigBrotherWatch) November 28, 2020
For more on Xantura profiling, see entries in The GIRFEC Files: Chronicles of SHANARRI (2018 edition) for 1 March, 11 July and 16 September.