Body Temperature - Personal Data Concerning Health. Legal Aspects in a Pandemic Approach

Authors

  • Stefan Razvan Tataru Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi - Faculty of Law

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18662/lumenlaw/8.1/33

Keywords:

data protection, body temperature, data concerning health, pandemic, GDPR

Abstract

The crisis generated by the emergence of the new coronavirus and its rapid spread at global level has led states to implement measures to prevent and combat the effects of the pandemic. In the context in which the presence of the virus in the human body is manifested by the increase of body temperature, several national authorities, including the Romanian ones, imposed on public and private entities the obligation to organize their activity, so as to ensure, upon the entry of the premises, the mandatory epidemiological triage and measurement of the body temperature. In the present study, we aim at identifying and assessing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the personal data processing and application of the GDPR Regulation provisions. The present study highlights the types of personal data processed with the state of emergency/alert period and seeks to define whether or not the body temperature value may be included in the concept of personal data. Body temperature information is analysed by analogy with the concept of personal data, data concerning health, biological data, and sensitive or special data.

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2020-12-10

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Tataru, S. R. (2020). Body Temperature - Personal Data Concerning Health. Legal Aspects in a Pandemic Approach. Logos Universality Mentality Education Novelty: Law, 8(1), 24-34. https://doi.org/10.18662/lumenlaw/8.1/33

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