European Data Protection Digest

German Ministry Clarifying Employee Data Protection

PRIVACY LAW—GERMANY

April 16, 2010

The German Federal Ministry of the Interior is nearing completion of a draft law providing clarification for employee data protection, the Hunton & Williams Privacy & Information Security Law Blog reports. The law "aims to ensure legal certainty and to close existing gaps in the current law," the report states, and addresses key issues such as data collection in the recruitment process, health checks, video surveillance, use of telecommunications and biometrics, to name a few. The draft for a new chapter on employee data is now in its final phases, the report states, and will be submitted to the German Parliament before its summer break.
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