Contact Tracing: Data Protection

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 7th September 2020.

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Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the consistency of the answer on Data Protection Impact Assessments by the Secretary of State for Health on 20 July (HC Deb, col 1865) with section 251(7) of the National Health Service Act 2006.

Photo of Lord Bethell Lord Bethell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

We are compliant with the requirements of data protection legislation, ensuring data is used in a safe, secure and legal way. As such, we are completing all necessary Data Protection Impact Assessments in order to meet our obligations to do so, under the General Data Protection Regulation as implemented by the Data Protection Act 2018.

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