UK’s ICO releases guidance to businesses collecting personal data for contact tracing

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has released initial guidance for businesses asked to record and maintain personal data of customers, staff and visitors in support of the test and trace scheme. ICO Deputy Chief Executive Paul Arnold said: “We’ve published ICO advice – clear, simple steps that businesses can take 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.”