Employment

The Netherlands – DPA reiterates strict position on alcohol, drug and medicine testing   

The Dutch Data Protection Authority published an article in which it again affirms that testing employees on alcohol, drugs or medicines can only be performed if there is a specific legal basis to carry out such tests. Earlier, the Dutch DPA gave an explanation on some Q&A’s on this subject. The Dutch DPA states that …

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EUROPE: Practical impacts of GDPR on the employment relationship

In this article we focus on some of the practical impacts of GDPR on the employment relationship and what businesses can do to manage these and prepare for implementation by May 2018. Data subject access requests Under the GDPR, employees will have the right to much more detailed, transparent and accessible information about the processing …

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Employers must still exercise significant caution when monitoring employee emails, despite European judgment.

A recent case before the European Court of Human Rights Barbulescu v Romania has set the cat amongst the pigeons on the perennial hot topic of employees’ entitlement to privacy in the workplace. Widespread media reports in the UK in particular would give employers to believe that unfettered monitoring of employee emails and internet use …

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