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COVID-19 Legal Insights
COVID-19 Legal Insights is our response to the COVID-19 outbreak. We shall keep you informed on the various legal challenges posed by the coronavirus, thanks to a dedicated practice group comprising lawyers with different backgrounds, such as compliance/regulatory, corporate and commercial, insurance, labour and employment, litigation and arbitration, insolvency, public procurement, data privacy, tax and customs. In addition, our taskforce offers strategic advice on crisis-specific matters: corporate restructuring, review and (re)negotiation of agreements (including collective bargaining agreements and individual employment contracts), performance of the contracts which are affected by force majeure and hardship, unblocking pre-litigation relationships, etc.
COVID-19 Legal Insights is our response to the COVID-19 outbreak. We shall keep you informed on the various legal challenges posed by the coronavirus, thanks to a dedicated practice group comprising lawyers with different backgrounds, such as compliance/regulatory, corporate and commercial, insurance, labour and employment, litigation and arbitration, insolvency, public procurement, data privacy, tax and customs. In addition, our taskforce offers strategic advice on crisis-specific matters: corporate restructuring, review and (re)negotiation of agreements (including collective bargaining agreements and individual employment contracts), performance of the contracts which are affected by force majeure and hardship, unblocking pre-litigation relationships, etc.
This Data Protection Alert aims at providing brief and practical answers from a data privacy perspective to certain key queries that might arise at the level of organizations in the context of recent COVID-19 outbreak: What actions or measures can employers generally take in the context of COVID-19 pandemics? What actions or measures should be avoided by employers in the context of Covid-19 pandemics? Can employers run body temperature measurement tests or other medical tests on their employees where there is a direct threat of COVID-19 infection? What employers should do in case of a speak-up/ whistleblowing in the organization? What if the suspected employees refuse to contact the health services provider? Can employers inform other employees about their colleagues having been diagnosed with COVID-19? Can employers disclose to outsiders that their employees have been diagnosed with COVID-19? Do employers still need to consider privacy requirements when acting based on the instructions or recommendations of public authorities? Can employers ask the private contact information of employees for issuing warnings or requests at short notice? Do the timelines for addressing GDPR data subject requests still apply where an organization is temporarily closed or capacity to handle requests is curtailed because of COVID-19? The information provided herein is mainly based on the views expressed recently by EU data privacy regulators in respect to various data privacy. To read the entire legal insight, please download the .pdf attached (English and Romanian).
FAQs answered based on the views of the European Data Supervisory Authorities (DSA) on COVID-19 outbreak (17 March)
 

This Data Protection Alert aims at providing brief and practical answers from a data privacy perspective to certain key queries that might arise at the level of organizations in the context of recent COVID-19 outbreak:

  • What actions or measures can employers generally take in the context of COVID-19 pandemics?
  • What actions or measures should be avoided by employers in the context of Covid-19 pandemics?
  • Can employers run body temperature measurement tests or other medical tests on their employees where there is a direct threat of COVID-19 infection?
  • What employers should do in case of a speak-up/ whistleblowing in the organization?
  • What if the suspected employees refuse to contact the health services provider?
  • Can employers inform other employees about their colleagues having been diagnosed with COVID-19?
  • Can employers disclose to outsiders that their employees have been diagnosed with COVID-19?
  • Do employers still need to consider privacy requirements when acting based on the instructions or recommendations of public authorities?
  • Can employers ask the private contact information of employees for issuing warnings or requests at short notice?
  • Do the timelines for addressing GDPR data subject requests still apply where an organization is temporarily closed or capacity to handle requests is curtailed because of COVID-19?

The information provided herein is mainly based on the views expressed recently by EU data privacy regulators in respect to various data privacy.

To read the entire legal insight, please download the .pdf attached (English and Romanian).



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