DPC Guidance on Processing Covid-19 Vaccination Data - Your Questions Answered

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 7 July 2021
Tara Smyth
A&L Goodbody
Issues covered: Covid-19 Vaccine; Data Protection

As the roll-out of the National Vaccination Programme steadily progresses and with some businesses starting to plan a staggered return to the workplace, employers are faced with the question of what (if any) information they can request from employees regarding their Covid-19 vaccination status.

A person’s vaccination status represents part of their personal health record and is therefore considered to be special category personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Such special category personal data is afforded additional protections and may only be processed in limited circumstances and on narrow processing grounds.

Recently, the Irish Data Protection Commission

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This article is correct at 07/07/2021

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Tara Smyth
A&L Goodbody

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