EDPS releases orientations on temperatures checks by EU institutions


On 1 September 2020, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) published orientations on the body temperature checks by Union institutions, bodies, offices, and agencies in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. These orientations offer a non-exhaustive list of technical and organizational recommendations to help the EU institutions ensure compliance with the data protection rules.

In particular, the EDPS notes that temperature checks carried out on a mandatory basis should not be based solely on automated processing but that human involvement should be provided at relevant stages of the temperature checks.

The press release is available here, and the orientations are available here.