December/January 2023/2024 (vol. 20/4)

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GUIDANCE: Workers’ health information

Keynotes from the Information Commissioner’s guidance on protecting workers’ health information.


New guidance on handling workers’ health information is now available from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). It includes several ‘at-a-glance’ checklists to help employers meet their duties and best practice. Here, we summarise the final version. For a detailed commentary (based on the draft guidance) see our two previous articles by occupational health (OH) law expert Professor Diana Kloss2,3.

The ICO guidance explains employers’ data protection obligations under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) when handling workers’ health information. It replaces …


This summary is intended as an overview of the published guidance – readers should refer to the original ICO document for the detailed provisions.



Occupational Health at Work December/January 2023/2024 (vol. 20/4) pp12-15

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