Coronavirus and Data Protection

by Clara-Ann Gordon, Janine Reudt-Demont

As the Coronavirus continues to spread, companies are implementing an increasing number of measures to prevent contamination amongst their employees. These measures sometimes require them to collect, analyze and share information about employees/individuals, to comply with health and safety regulations. This also raises data protection questions which emerge in an employment relationship, but they also arise when dealing with customers, contractors and other visitors.

In the following we shall briefly analyze these questions from a Swiss Data Protection law and GDPR perspective.