European Data Protection Digest

CNIL Adopts Workplace Privacy Protections

EMPLOYEE PRIVACY—FRANCE

April 18, 2013

French data protection authority, the CNIL, has adopted and released binding guidelines concerning privacy protection at work, reports Lexology. While employers may monitor employee Internet access, e-mails and files, they must declare this to the CNIL and inform their employees. They may not use “keyloggers” tracking all activity, or access any e-mail labeled private or personal unless in the presence of the employee. The CNIL recommends that “employers set up policies in their companies to notify their employees of every rule or monitoring procedure in place.”
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