As COVID-19 becomes our new normal, we increasingly see the tension between protecting the public’s health and privacy rights. Employers are faced with providing a safe work environment while complying with applicable privacy laws.
The situation for employers is made more challenging because it is fluid – each day there is new information about the disease, what protections are appropriate and the level of infection in a particular community. All these factors potentially impact the analysis of how much personal information should be collected and shared by employers.
Full article: Privacy issues for employers during COVID-19