On March 13, 2020, the Belgian data protection authority (“APD”) issued guidance on data protection and COVID-19. The guidance is mainly aimed at employers processing personal data of employees in the context of the measures they have taken to contain the spreading of COVID-19.
The guidance is divided in the following three parts:
- legal basis for processing data;
- other data protection principles; and
- frequently asked questions about the processing of employee health data by employers.