PH COVID-19 Client Alert Series: Data Protection Issues
By Robert P. Silvers, Claire M. Blakey, Bianca G. Ponziani
In taking steps to protect their businesses and workforces from COVID-19, companies must be mindful that employee health and medical information is subject to privacy protections. We outline below the U.S. legal framework and how it applies to likely workplace scenarios involving COVID-19. We also highlight a disturbing rise in fraud schemes preying on employee concern over COVID-19, mostly involving phishing scams.