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Could Works Councils Improve Orgs’ Perceptions of Consumer Data?

EMPLOYEE PRIVACY—GERMANY & U.S.

October 25, 2013

A recent article in The New York Times reports that all of the Volkswagen plants in the world have an employee works council, except one in Chattanooga, TN. Mandated in Germany, works councils give employees “a voice in working with management about working conditions in their environment,” writes GMAC Chief Privacy Official Allen Brandt, CIPP/US, CIPP/E. In this installment for Privacy Perspectives, Brandt looks at the intersection of works councils and their effect on employee privacy, asking, “With an increased interest in protecting employee data, could this carry over into how the organization views its customer data?”
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