The Court of Justice of the European Union has invalidated the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, which more than 5,300 U.S. organizations had relied on to lawfully transfer personal data from the EU to the United States.
On July 16, the European Court of Justice—the “supreme court” of the EU—issued a surprise decision that for the second time in five years completely invalidates the special EU-to-U.S. personal “data export” mechanism, now called the “Privacy Shield.”
One of the most fundamental challenges of returning employees to the workplace relates to workplace privacy and data security, namely, developing lawful processes to screen employees for possible COVID-19 infection before they re-enter.
As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the United States, employers that currently have employees reporting into their facility each day are being forced to consider stringent measures to protect the health and safety of their workforce.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Secretary of the Puerto Rico Department of Labor and Human Resources issued guidance that specifically allows employers to take an employee’s body temperature provided they secure the individual’s express consent.