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Employee Data Protection Law Moves Forward

PRIVACY LAW—GERMANY

October 5, 2010

The government's draft law providing special rules for employee data protection now goes before the German Parliament for a first reading in November 2010, the Hunton & Williams Privacy and Information Security Law Blog reports, which means the law could be passed this year. The draft law would amend the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) by adding provisions in nine key subject areas, including medical exams, CCTV use, employee tracking, biometrics and monitoring employees' Internet, e-mail and telephone use. In several cases, such actions are prohibited or require employee knowledge and consent, according to the draft law's provisions.
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