Spanish data protection authority bars employers from asking COVID-19 status


After some employers were caught asking for such information, in mid-June 2020 the Spanish data protection authority warned that it is a violation of data protection laws to screen job candidates based on whether they have had and recovered from COVID-19 and developed antibodies. This type of information is personal health data and is covered by article 9 of the GDPR.
Writer: AEPD
Publication: AEPD (press release)