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Frequently Asked Questions

The ODP recognises that Data Controllers are facing unexpected challenges during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

The ODP is aware that Data Controllers may need to share Personal Data rapidly or collect the Personal Data of visitors to their premises for such purposes as contact tracing and other response measures.

The DP Regulations do not prevent a Data Controller from processing Personal Data in cases of emergency, provided that the Personal Data is processed fairly, lawfully and securely, and it is adequate, relevant and proportionate for the purposes for which it is being processed.

The ODP is here to help and clarify frequently asked questions received in this regard: