Privacy at work

Information on data protection in the workplace, employee monitoring, surveillance and employee duties of confidentiality.

Germany :: Retention of employee records

Statutes of limitation begin at the end of the year in which the claim occurred and the claimant learnt about the circumstances justifying the claim …

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Germany :: Holding data on employee dependants

Generally, employers will only need to process data about current, prospective and past employees …

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Germany :: Employee confidentiality

All employees have a general duty of confidence with regard to company information …

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Germany :: Email and workplace monitoring

If an employer wishes to control the private use of their corporate email system or access to the internet from company equipment, it is necessary to place a general prohibition on such use and enforce the policy very tightly …

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Germany :: Data protection

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) These replaced the former Data Protection Directive (1995) in May 2018, after a two-year transition period …

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