COVID-19: Key Privacy Concerns Raised by “Back-to-Work” COVID-19 Safety Measures

    View Author May 2020

    As businesses in the UK begin to re-open, as the lockdown lifts, they must ensure that they have effective measures in place to combat the spread of the virus within their workplace. This may include physical measures, such as the use of personal protective equipment and restructuring the office or site to enable social distancing. It may also include measures such as the use of temperature testing or thermal imaging cameras, rolling out a ‘track and trace’ app to employees or testing employees for the virus, all of which raise data privacy issues, as they involve the processing of ‘personal data’, which is governed by strict data protection laws.

    Our Data Privacy & Cybersecurity team would like to share with you a note which provides practical advice on some of the key data protection compliance measures that should be factored into a business’s post-lockdown ”back-to-work” plan, together with a quick-reference checklist.