Italy’s Garante and France’s CNIL publish updated guidelines on privacy in the workplace as workplaces are opening up for a phased return to normal.


  • Automatic collection of temperature (e.g. by thermal cameras) is not allowed
  • Taking temperature by means of a manual thermometer (such as for example of infrared type without contact) at the entry of a site, without a trace being kept, nor any other operation is carried out (such as readings of these temperatures, information feedback, etc.), does not fall under data protection regulations and is permissible.

Per Garante:

  • If you are recording temperatures per legal requirements, you may do so but while recording only whether or not the temperature exceeds the threshold established by law and the reasons that prevented access to the workplace (if you are required to document this).

Read the CNIL guidance.

Read the Garante guidance.