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01 May 2020
Telecoms providers must now:
The following legislative developments have taken place with respect to data protection:
Further, although not an explicit revision of data protection law, the revision of the Social Insurance Act will have a significant impact on data protection. Following the revision, individuals whose health is at risk will be entitled to ask to take leave with full pay.
In this regard, an expert medical group will first define the relevant COVID-19 health risks. The state social insurance agency will subsequently attribute individuals to a risk group. Once attributed, individuals can ask their healthcare professional to confirm their risk group and can then provide confirmation of this to their employer. No data protection provisions have been provided, which means that this is a fairly intrusive regulation with no mitigating data protection provisions. Employers must interpret and apply the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
For further information on this topic please contact Günther Leissler at Schoenherr Attorneys at Law by telephone (+43 1 5343 70) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Schoenherr Attorneys at Law website can be accessed at www.schoenherr.eu.
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