COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on businesses. Many employers have deployed business continuity plans to help mitigate the effect of the virus, which include measures to protect the health and safety of employees. Discharging that duty is not easy, particularly when navigating the varying guidance from regulators around the world on what an employer can and can’t do with its employees’ personal data.
Our Privacy & Data Protection team has produced guidance to help you. The comparative chart contains a traffic light system and explanations to help you answer important questions, such as whether you can ask employees about symptoms, or whether you can take temperature readings from employees.
This chart is part of a suite of guidance and materials that Bird & Bird has produced on its COVID-19 briefing page. Click here to view the chart.