The European Data Protection Supervisor has issued guidance on data protection and body temperature taking.

Key takeaways:
  • Basic body temperature checks designed to measure body temperature only, operated manually and not followed by registration, documentation or other processing of individuals’ personal data are, in principle, not subject to the regulation.
  • Other systems of temperature checks,

Will the Coronavirus pandemic provide the push needed for a U.S. Federal Privacy law?

“The leaders of the House subcommittee responsible for drafting Federal privacy legislation agree about the need to resume working together in order to pass a national standard, while the panel’s top Republican called for clarity on liability protections.”

“Although the pandemic

The Spanish data protection authority AEPD has published helpful guidelines around the design and use of apps to control access to public places and social distancing.

  • Collect only what you need
  • Use only for the social distancing purpose
  • Be mindful of third party providers in the app
  • Delete when no longer necessary
  • Beware of children’s

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended global business, but European regulators say it won’t stop them from promoting privacy and data protection, according to the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

“What’s clear about the regulators’ enforcement strategies is that they each intend to keep pushing data protection forward, knowing its general importance is only growing as

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has offered tips for data protection during the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Consider privacy and security as you’re developing your products and services, and not after launch. Although we will be flexible and reasonable when it comes to bringing enforcement actions against companies engaged in good faith, thoughtful efforts to address the

Following the decision of the Israeli government to submit a bill allowing phone tracking by the Secret Service for the purpose of COVID-19 tracing, a group of Israeli privacy experts and leaders, including Haim Ravia, Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler, Karine Nahon, Michael Birnhack, Niva Elkin-Koren, Anat Ben-David, Eran Toch, former heads of the Israeli data protection

Following widespread protest by the Israeli privacy community and the population at large, a decision by the Israeli Supreme Court and a statement from the head of the Israeli Secret Service that its involvement is not necessary given the current state of the pandemic—the Israeli cabinet has decided to withdraw a controversial law allowing monitoring

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has issued a strong statement on the suspension of certain aspects of the General Data Protection Regulation in Hungary.

Per the EDPB: Restrictions adopted in the context of a state of emergency suspending or postponing the application of data subject rights … without any clear limitation in time, [is

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revised guidelines May 19 that require employers to determine whether employees who have contracted COVID-19 did so in the workplace. According to OSHA’s record-keeping requirements, employers are required to conduct investigations about the cause of an employee’s infection with certain parameters.

Employers “should not be expected to