The ICO has updated its own blog with more helpful information, this time for individuals who may be worried about the increased processing of their own personal data and sensitive information, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Of interest to businesses and employers, is the recognition that whilst employees might think requests for information about their health and recent travel are excessive, as we have previously reported employers and organisations do have legal obligations to protect staff. It may be reasonable to ask questions, but requests should not go further than is necessary and the disclosure of information gathered (such as a positive test result), should not be widely circulated; telling colleagues that someone is ill may well be necessary, but sharing the name of the infected employee could be too much.