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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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Picture of Tomasz Koryzma
Tomasz Koryzma
Partner
Warsaw
Paulina Komorowska
Senior Associate
Warsaw
Picture of Nevena Radlova
Nevena Radlova
Counsel
Sofia
Anna Tanova
Anna Tanova
Senior Associate
Sofia
Picture of Marija Zrno
Marija Zrno Prošić
Partner
Zagreb
Karmen Sinožić
Attorney-at-Law
Zagreb
Picture of Tomas Matejovsky
Tomáš Matĕjovský
Partner
Prague
Jakub Kabat
Jakub Kabát
Associate
Prague
Dóra Petrányi
Partner
Budapest
Picture of Marton Domokos
Márton Domokos
Co-ordinator of the CEE Data Protection Practice, CMNO
Budapest
Alexandra Voinia
Alexandra Voinia
Associate
Bucharest
Picture of Valentina Parvu
Valentina Parvu
Senior Associate
Bucharest
Bankovskiy Anton
Anton Bankovskiy
Partner
Moscow
Vladislav Eltovskiy
Jovana Dordevic
Jelena-Djordjevic-CMS-RS
Jelena Đorđević
Attorney-at-Law
Belgrade
Picture of Ksenija Ivetic Marovic
Ksenija Ivetić-Marlović
Attorney-at-Law
Belgrade
Martina Novysedlakova
Martina Šímová
Senior Associate
Bratislava
Dominika Mislovicova
Picture of Amela Zrt
Amela Žrt
Attorney-at-law
Ljubljana
Robert Kordić
Associate
Ljubljana
Olga Belyakova
Partner
Kyiv (CMS CMNO)
Image of Mykola Heletiy
Mykola Heletiy
Associate
Kyiv (CMS CMNO)
Alican Babalioglu
Alican Babalioglu
Partner
Istanbul
Inci Alaloglu-Cetin
Picture of Emma Burnett
Emma Burnett
Partner
London
Loretta Pugh
Dr. Loretta Pugh
Partner
London
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