ORG action leads UK DHSC to drop coronavirus data retention period from 20 years to eight

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After ORG asked questions via its legal representative, AWO’s Ravi Naik, the UK’s Department of Health and Social Care agreed to change the period it would retain Test and Trace data from 20 years to eight. Public Health England manager Yvonne Doyle explained that the novelty of COVID-19 was the reason for keeping the data longer, in case PHE needed to get back in touch with those who had tested positive with additional information.

Publication: ZDNet

Writer: Daphne Leprince-Ringuet