Information Commissioners Office – Coronavirus recovery. Six data protection steps for organisations

Industry News | 21/06/20

As lockdown restrictions start to ease and businesses begin to reopen, the ICO has set out the key steps organisations need to consider around the use of personal information.
Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said: “We know from speaking with businesses that you understand there is a responsibility that comes with this recovery phase. We have been answering questions about the rules around organisations collecting additional personal information to provide a safe environment for their staff.Data protection does not stop you asking employees whether they are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or introducing appropriate testing, as long as the principles of the law – transparency, fairness and proportionality – are applied.The further guidance we have published today will help you comply with these principles, so people’s data is handled with care as we all continue our journey back to normality.”