European Data Protection Digest

CNIL Warns Against Company’s Surveillance

EMPLOYEE PRIVACY—FRANCE

November 14, 2013

The Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés (CNIL) has issued a warning to a company that operates shopping centres regarding the use of surveillance equipment, Lexology reports. The CNIL has found that “the presence of 240 cameras, which monitored E. Leclerc’s 230 employees, was both excessive and disproportionate to the purpose they were trying to carry out,” the report states. The cameras were installed in such locations as locker rooms, offices and break rooms, allowing “the employees to be monitored continuously throughout the day,” the report states, noting the CNIL has given the company “three months to modify its monitoring policy.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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