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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Privacy

What to look for when restarting workplaces?

23 June 2020

In the last few months, we have seen organisations across Europe imposing various obligations on their employees, visitors and customers to fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The underlying measures began with the completion of questionnaires on health conditions and have progressed to requiring temperature checks of people entering premises and installing thermal cameras at office entrances. Today, some employees whose presence is essential for business continuity receive regular blood tests.

Showcasing our widespread expertise in the region and in this particular field of data protection law, CMS has published comprehensive data protection guidance for those employers who are considering reactivating their workplaces, and those that did not shut down their on-site operations. The guidance includes a brief, one-page summary guide for 12 CEE jurisdictions as well as the United Kingdom and includes a helpful overview of the key data protection issues.

The publication does not constitute legal advice. All legal matters must be decided on a case-by-case basis in the light of all circumstances and subject to a thorough legal assessment under local law. 

For detailed legal advice, please contact our experts in the relevant jurisdictions.

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Portrait ofNevena Radlova
Nevena Radlova
Partner
Sofia
Portrait ofAnna Tanova
Anna Tanova
Counsel
Sofia
Portrait ofMarija Zrno Prošić
Marija Zrno Prošić
Partner
Zagreb
Portrait ofKarmen Sinožić
Karmen Sinožić
Senior Associate
Zagreb
Portrait ofTomáš Matĕjovský
Tomáš Matĕjovský
Partner
Prague
Portrait ofJakub Kabát
Jakub Kabát
Senior Associate
Prague
Portrait ofDóra Petrányi
Dóra Petrányi
Partner
Budapest
Portrait ofMárton Domokos
Márton Domokos
Co-ordinator of the CEE Data Protection Practice, CMNO
Budapest
Portrait ofTomasz Koryzma
Tomasz Koryzma
Partner
Warsaw
Portrait ofAlexandra Voinia
Alexandra Voinia
Associate
Bucharest
Portrait ofJelena Đorđević
Jelena Đorđević
Belgrade
Portrait ofKsenija Ivetić Marlović
Ksenija Ivetić Marlović
Belgrade
Portrait ofMartina Šímová
Martina Šímová
Senior Associate
Bratislava
Portrait ofAmela Žrt
Amela Žrt
Partner
Ljubljana
Portrait ofRobert Kordić
Robert Kordić
Associate
Ljubljana
Portrait ofOlga Belyakova
Olga Belyakova
Partner
Kyiv (CMS CMNO)
Portrait ofMykola Heletiy
Mykola Heletiy
Senior Associate
Kyiv (CMS CMNO)
Portrait ofAlican Babalioglu
Alican Babalioglu
Managing Partner
Istanbul
Portrait ofEmma Burnett
Emma Burnett
Partner
London
Portrait ofLoretta Pugh
Dr. Loretta Pugh
Partner
London
Paulina Komorowska
Valentina Parvu
Anton Bankovskiy
Vladislav Eltovskiy
Jovana Dordevic
Dominika Mislovicova
Inci Alaloglu-Cetin
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