For many businesses, recovery from the pandemic fallout hinges in part on employees working safely and virus-free outside their homes. That leaves organizations facing the very real possibility that they will serve as both trackers and guardians of health data to ensure the safety of employees.

And that brings significant burdens tied to privacy. The rollout of effective vaccines, while promising, isn’t likely to change an organization’s obligation to protect health data; it could, in fact, open new challenges, if companies begin to rely on such things as "immunity passports" to verify that an employee is safe to work in person or travel for business.

So then, what do businesses need to keep in mind to ensure their own safety measures put in place for a healthy workplace don't pile on risks tied to compliance?

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