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Statement on the publication of ICO guidance to businesses collecting personal data for contact tracing

By July 7, 2020National News

This statement is from Deputy Chief Executive Paul Arnold as the ICO publishes initial guidance for businesses asked to record and maintain personal data of customers, staff and visitors in support of the test and trace scheme. 

Deputy Chief Executive Paul Arnold said: 

“For the public health benefits to be realised from these new measures it is important people feel able to share their personal data with confidence. So people can have this trust and confidence in the way their personal data will be kept safe and used properly as they prepare to return to their favourite pubs, restaurants and local businesses, we want to help businesses to get things right first time as they adapt to new ways of working. 

“We’ve published ICO advice – clear, simple steps that businesses can take (opens in a new tab) as they introduce customer and visitor records. And we’ll be supporting government guidance with a series of Q and As on our coronavirus online hub that will give more detail. We also have a team of experts offering advice and support through our small business helpline (opens in a new tab).  

You can read more here (opens in a new tab)  

You can find the full ICO Coronavirus hub here (opens in a new tab) 

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