Data Protection and Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Information governance is all about how to manage and share information appropriately.

In the current circumstances it could be more harmful not to share health and care information than to share it. While we are waiting for Scottish-specific guidance, the UK Information Commissioner has stated that she cannot envisage a situation where she would take action against a health and care professional clearly trying to deliver care.

The statement covers:

  • Mobile Messaging (including What's App)
  • Videoconferencing
  • Homeworking
  • Using your own device

You can read the UK Information Commissioner's statement here.