New Article 29 Working Party Opinion Published: Opinion 2/2017 on data processing at work

The Article 29 Working Party adopted Opinion 2/2017 on data processing at work on 8 June 2017.

The Opinion builds on Opinion 8/2001 and its 2002 Working Document on the surveillance of electronic communications in the workplace, adapting to the context of present technologies that have changed the field of employee data processing and therefore impacting the privacy and data protection of employees.  The Opinion specifically looks at privacy expectations for employees and the legitimate interest of employers in light of the Data Protection Directive and the General Data Protection Regulation.

In the Opinion, the Article 29 WP confirms a number of golden rules in employee data processing:



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