Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts


The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the way businesses run and operate in the United States. With the dire need to keep employees safe, digital contact tracing has become the most efficient mechanism for controlling the spread of the virus within places of employment. However, information privacy laws come into tension with the use of employee health data by employers and third parties. This Article proposes a careful balance between contact tracing and maintaining employees’ privacy as they share health and proximity data with digital contact tracing applications in the workplace.

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