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The Netherlands: Fine imposed on employer processing fingerprints of employees

By Stephanie Reinders Folmer and Richard van Schaik The Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, “Dutch DPA“) issued a fine of EUR 725,000 for a company unlawfully processing fingerprints of its employees for attendance and time registration purposes. Under the GDPR, biometric data (e.g. fingerprints) processed for the purpose of identifying a natural person are considered a …

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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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