Privacy Focus Group: How do data protection rights fare in Corona times?
25 May 2021 – Cyber Security Coalition
For members only:
How do data protection rights fare in Corona times?
In order to contain the Coronavirus outbreak, organizations have implemented an increasing number of measures to prevent contamination of their premises and amongst their staff or to enforce the teleworking obligations. These measures sometimes led them to collect, analyze and share information about individuals, to comply with health and safety regulations. Some organizations might even be tempted to use the EU COVID-19 vaccine passport to prevent contamination of their premises.
Data protection challenges have emerged in the employer-employee relationship, but they have also arisen when dealing with other stakeholders who are in contact with the workplace, namely customers, contractors and other visitors. Looking ahead, the availability and appropriate and proportional use of data will remain decisive in curbing the spread of COVID-19 and respecting the privacy.
The European Commission has launched a recovery plan for the European economy. But how have our privacy rights withstood the Corona pandemic up till now? Do we also need a recovery plan for our privacy rights?
Together with Mrs. Alexandra Jaspar, Director of the Belgian DPA, Mrs. Sara Cockx, Partner at Schoups and Professor Dr. Paul De Hert from the VUB, we will assess the containment measures restricting privacy rights in terms of their necessity and proportionality.
We also welcome the members of DPO Circle. They can register for the event through this link.
We look forward to meeting you in great numbers on May 25th.
Tuesday, 25 May 2021 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.