Employee Rights under Turkish Labour Law and Personal Data Protection Law relating to the COVID-19 Vaccine

Authors: Deniz Erkan and Evin Kutlay COVID-19 has caused changes in many areas of our lives and has interfered with fundamental rights and freedoms within the scope of administrative measures that have been taken, bringing new legal questions and problems with it. Among them are the legal problems that have arisen due to the vaccination process, which has gained momentum in recent months. This bulletin addresses the effects of the vaccination process on employee-employer relations within the scope of the labour law and, in this context, the circumstances under which employers may process employees’…

EDPS Issues Orientations on Temperatures Checks by EU Institutions

Acknowledging that body temperature checks conducted systematically as part of health and safety measures adopted to prevent the spread of COVID-19 contamination may interfere into individuals’ rights to private life and data protection, European Data Protection Supervisor issued on 1 September 2020 orientations on proper practices to be applied by the EU institutions in this regard.

HDPA’s Guidelines on Secure Teleworking: Safe Work from Home

In response to the drastic influx of employees working remotely and while hackers have already begun to launch coronavirus-themed cyberattacks, the Greek Data Protection Authority (HDPA) has issued guidance on best practices for teleworking securely.

A GDPR Perspective on Scientific Research in Times of a Pandemic

Scientific research has always been a primary focus for the EU with the sharing of data for this purpose being promoted in the fundamental treaties of the Union. Recently, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency has indicated it is now more than ever necessary for institutions to collaborate to obtain “robust and interpretable evidence” in view of finding a safe treatment for COVID-19.

I know where you are. Does anyone else know?

To ensure individuals to comply with measures to contain its diffusion and reduce the risk of exposure, governments may seek to process personal data, such as location data of individuals.

Maric & Co Provide an Overview of the Measures Adopted in Relation to COVID-19

Maric & Co’s team discuss how the existing measures adopted in the context of the current situation generated by the coronavirus reflect on the movement of people and vehicles, air and road traffic, healthcare, data protection, trade ad hospitality, price control, workplace, banking and tax, courts and state administration, and real estate.

Serbia: COVID-19 and Data Processing in the Workplace

The Serbian data protection authority has not issued any guidance on the processing of personal data in the workplace, during the coronavirus outbreak. Serbian employers who wish to know the boundaries of permissible data processing under the current circumstances are left with the task of identifying the limits wholly by themselves.

Data Security Matters, Even When Working from Home! – Potential Risks and Key Tips

The COVID-19 pandemic is determining more and more businesses to “put the lock” on their offices. This means that a large number of employees all over the world have already been forced to set their homes as comfortable as possible to ensure an appropriate work environment.Besides the operational and logistical challenges that may arise to make work from home possible, both businesses and employees should consider the security risks this may bring to the business activity and even to the employees’ own privacy.

The Personal Data Protection Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Prohibits Processing of Personal Data of Coronavirus Positive Persons

The Personal Data Protection Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina issued a Decision prohibiting processing of personal data of persons that are Coronavirus positive and persons subject to self-isolation measures.