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Obtaining and sharing employee health status information in a pandemic

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Employers across the world are facing extremely difficult challenges in keeping their workplaces safe for their employees, contractors and visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although the prevailing instinct is likely to be to protect and to prevent the spread of the virus at all costs, under data protection laws this still needs to be weighed against the privacy rights of employees. Depending on where their employees are located, employers may have to favor privacy over virus detection. This blog sets out a few of the key issues and a snapshot of how they are dealt with across five European jurisdictions … Continue Reading

NYC curtails use of credit history in hiring and other employment decisions; exempts cybersecurity jobs

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose Fulbright

On May 6, 2015, New York City became one of about a dozen jurisdictions that prohibit or restrict the use of consumer credit history in hiring and other employment-related applications. NYC joins California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington. There are exceptions, however, including for some jobs implicating cybersecurity concerns.… Continue Reading

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