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Supermarkets get list of vulnerable customers as Government intervenes to resolve data protection row

Supermarkets get list of vulnerable customers as Government intervenes to resolve data protection row

Supermarkets have been supplied with a list of 1.5 million vulnerable customers in the coronavirus crisis after the Government intervened to resolve a row over EU data protection laws which was causing delays.

The list of those who have been told to self-isolate for at least 12 weeks was drawn up by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in order to allow supermarkets to target the most needy with online deliveries.

Officials were prevented from sharing the data immediately, however, because of restrictions under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, which prevents the mass sharing of private information including names, addresses and emails.

But on Friday night, supermarkets indicated that they had been provided with the list and were working to contact those identified as most in need.

Even with the information, however, it is feared thousands of vulnerable people could continue to go without vital

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