A Guide on How to Process Health Data in times of Disease Outbreak

Our colleagues at ProPrivacy have written a short guide for small businesses and compliance managers in Ireland as a short cover note to simplify the information on Data Protection and COVID-19 put out by the Irish Data Protection Commission this week.

Other jurisdictions, in general, would follow the procedures but might identify the domestic law under which they process.

The guide is not intended to be legal advice but rather as a broad guide for those responsible to understand the kinds of steps involved in managing data processing activities involving special categories of data in times of disease outbreak on a large scale where public health is of concern. There are always nuances to situations that cannot be covered in such writings, therefore, you are advised to take specific advice in your own situation if you need to do so.

The guide can be read from the ProPrivacy website here .

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