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GDPR and the Corona Virus – Issues to Consider

3/20/2020 In connection with the spread of the corona virus (COVID-19), many employers have communicated internal guidelines on how employees should act in relation to customers, suppliers and visitors. Many employers have also imposed restrictions on business and private travels, imposed quarantine or encouraged employees to work from home. In these situations, certain data protection related issues arise, especially related to the potential processing of personal data regarding health, for which there are specific restrictions in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Please see below some issues to consider.