Data Protection and COVID-19 - Irish DPC

The Irish DPC has issued guidance for the handling of Personal Data in the context of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Data protection law does not stand in the way of the provision of healthcare and the management of public health issues; nevertheless there are important considerations which should be taken into account when handling personal data in these contexts, particularly health and other sensitive data.

Measures taken in response to Coronavirus involving the use of personal data, including health data, should be necessary and proportionate. Decisions in this regard should be informed by the guidance and/or directions of public health authorities, or other relevant authorities.

Organisations should also have regard to the obligations under Art 5.1 eg Transparency, Confdentiality, Data Minimisation, Accountability.

Read the post and advice to organisations here .