Germany: GDPR laws changed to allow processing of personal data
A review of European privacy laws considers whether the tracking and monitoring methods China used to shut down the COVID-19 epidemic are in compliance with GDPR. The French data protection authority CNIL says employers are not allowed to take mandatory temperature readings from employees or visitors or require them to fill out compulsory medical questionnaires. Italy passed emergency legislation requiring anyone who has recently stayed in an at-risk area to notify health authorities. Germany has added wording to its GDPR-enabling legislation to allow for processing personal data in the event of an epidemic or other catastrophe.