Covid-19 Isolation: Practical Data Protection Issues in the Employment Context

Posted in : Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 14 April 2020
Deirdre Crowley
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As a large number of employees make the adjustment to working in the home for the first time, it is inevitable that many aspects of their working lives will be different.  Meetings move online, new IT systems are deployed, and ways of working are tested.  However, one thing that does not change is the employer’s obligation to comply with data protection laws like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  It applies to more than just the collection of medical information for the purposes of observing health and safety obligations at this exceptional time, of course ­– data protection has long been an aspect of the law which reaches into a huge number of activities

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