When COVID-19 went viral, were your privacy rights infected as well?

By Kenneth A. Linzer and Frances Strnad, from Linzer Law Group, a member of DRT International Law Firm & Alliance in Los Angeles, CA. «The novel coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic has forced tens of millions and possibly billions of people to adapt to a “new abnormal.” This new abnormal includes social distancing, working from home, wearing face masks in public, attending remote video meetings on technologies like Zoom, Google Hangouts, Skype or Cisco Webex, to name just a few. Accompanying these adjustments, there has been a surge in the use of surveillance technologies and so-called contact-tracing apps by both employers and governments around the globe.