Coronavirus (COVID-19) Charity Data Protection FAQs

We have set up a community group in our local area to support an existing service or charity during the Coronavirus outbreak. What do we need to know about data protection?

The Information Commissioner’s Office has produced a blog about how community groups should handle sensitive personal information and share it with others. The blog is intended to clarify some of the basics of data protection law and to give established community groups, charities and services clarity on how to apply the law in these extraordinary times.


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