Welcome to data privacy regulation. Ius Laboris works with corporations to ensure compliance and give a clear understanding on rules relating to the processing of information, as they stand now and how they will be reshaped in the future. After all, data privacy is a hot topic in the technological age and raises important issues for individuals and businesses alike.
Public Attention on Data Privacy Regulation.
Data Privacy Regulation advises on personal data protection and privacy laws, in particular concerning databases and software for human resources and personnel management data, inclusive of cross-border data transfer issues, monitoring of e-mail and Internet use and the use of surveillance cameras and tracking systems.
Data Privacy Regulation also advises on the possibilities of investigations into inappropriate conduct of employees.
Data Protection Policies
Data privacy issues arise in the workforce every single day. For example, when you decide how to handle sensitive information, such as employees’ health data, you are addressing issues of data privacy. Privacy issues also include any dealings with national data protection authorities, cross-border data transfers, pre-employment screening of job applicants, monitoring employees’ electronic communications and internet usage and regulating employees’ social media activity. With such a vast scope, it is important that corporations seek guidance from a partner with expertise in the field.
The consequences of data breaches – particularly in the EU under the GDPR – can include significant financial penalties and reputational damage, which is why it’s important for all businesses to commit to staying up-to-date with all privacy issues. Ius Laboris works to ensure that you can do that – and that the knowledge you gain is translated into clear and coherent policies and procedures that employees understand.
We provide legal advice on a whole range of Data Privacy Regulation issues. This is some of what we do:
- Setting up appropriate workplace data privacy and social media policies
- Advising on data security
- Helping clients deal with data breaches
- Advising on the monitoring of electronic communications, camera surveillance etc.
- Providing help and advice with GDPR compliance in the EU
- Doing data audits and advising on compliance based on the kind of data each client holds
From May 25, 2018, the General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) and the new Federal Data Protection Act will come into force. This will increase the demands placed on companies’ data protection. In particular, the requirements for the transparency of data processing will increase significantly. In addition, the preconditions for the legal basis for data processing will be tightened. This will have a direct impact on the design of operating agreements in the IT environment. Here, the works council regularly has the right of co-determination under § 87 (1) no. 6 BetrVG. Therefore, necessary adjustments have to be implemented without delay.