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