HSE boss says public health officials are allowed the discretion to inform employers about positive cases

The Data Protection Commission's examining complaints it has received in relation to Covid 19 test results being made available to employers before staff members.

When there are mass screenings of workers - such as in factories - the results have sometimes been given to the employer before the workers.

The Chief Medical Officer says it's a breach of confidentiality.

HSE boss Paul Reid had told the Covid Committee public health officials are allowed the discretion to inform employers about positive cases;

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