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December 1, 2007

Morrison & Foerster Publishes Guide to Global Employee Privacy Law

The Privacy and Data Security Practice Group at Morrison & Foerster, led by practice head Miriam Wugmeister, has authored Employee Privacy: Guide to U.S. and International Law, published in two versions by A S Pratt & Sons and Thompson Publishing.

According to Morrison & Foerster, any company with employees in more than one country faces the task of complying with a myriad of laws regulating the collection, use and disclosure of personal information. Failure to address privacy and data security issues may mean that companies find themselves subject to fines and scrutiny by data protection regulators, and the object of negative publicity.

Written from the perspective of the practitioner, the book is structured by topic, dealing on a global basis and reflecting the laws in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America with issues such as:

  • Recruiting;
  • Conducting workplace investigations
  • Controlling employee behavior (on and off work);
  • Disclosing personnel and medical records;
  • Monitoring employee use of electronic technologies;
  • Background check and investigations;
  • Procedures to prevent identity theft; and
  • Guidance on how to control Internet use to protect trade secrets and company reputation

      More information about the book is available at the publishers' Web sites: www.thompson.com/public/offerpage.jsp?promo=DOOR07WP&priority=WEB27152 or www.aspratt.com/store/W75.php.