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During the COVID-19 pandemic, data privacy – and, in particular, employee data privacy – has been at the forefront of employers’ minds.  In the last six months, employers across the globe have been required to give careful thought to a whole host of potential issues, from contact tracing apps to temperature and other health checks

The Employment & Benefits group is pleased to announce the publication of A Global Guide to Employee Data Privacy, the latest in our series of global guides.

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Our largest guide to date, it is designed to help employers with operations in more than one country navigate the specific, and increasing,

Today, the GDPR replaces existing data protection laws throughout Europe and introduces significant changes and additional requirements that will have a wide-ranging impact on businesses around the world, irrespective of where they operate.

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The conference of the independent federal and state data protection authorities in Germany (“Data Protection Conference”) has published guidelines for employers on the limits of control of email and other Internet services in the workplace on January 27, 2016. Within these guidelines, the data protectionists emphasize their restrictive position regarding the employer’s control rights.

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The final draft of the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was agreed on 15 December 2015 and, once it has been approved by the European Parliament in early 2016, is expected to take effect by early 2018. This reform aims to update data protection law to address the challenges of the digital age

In its judgment of October 6, 2015 (Case C-362/14) the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) held that transfers of personal data of European citizens to the United States made under the so-called Safe Harbor scheme are subject to significant risks, and declared the corresponding decision of the European Commission to be invalid.