Covid-19 - Fundamental Rights and Freedoms: From the Adoption of Restrictive Measures to the Day-By-Day Management of Companies
Giorgia Valsecchi, Associate of TMT and Data Protection Department , Morri Rossetti & Associati, Italy
Carlo Impalà, Partner, Morri Rossetti & Associati, Italy
Alessandra Capomagi , Corporate Data Protection Advisor , Recordati S.p.A, Italy
The emergency context resulting from the spread of Covid-19, which has involved all continents and national states, has led to the need, in democratic states, of adopting all means and measures aimed at limiting the spread of the same while balancing the different interests at stake and respecting the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals.
As jurists, we cannot refrain from evaluating this situation and the measures that have entailed and entail a limitation of fundamental rights and freedoms, even tough, in this case, by reason of protecting health. In fact, despite the extraordinary and exceptional nature of what is happening, what distinguishes the democratic states is the ability to accept and justify limitations and derogations but within a correct balance of rights in order to ensure the proper maintenance of the democratic system.
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