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Employee Data Protection

Increased requirements for employers because of wealth of new legislation

As soon as the issue of workplace monitoring is raised, employers and employees tend to have widely different opinions regarding the admissibility of such monitoring under data protection and employment law.

New information duties for employers as well as extended rights for employees to request information are placing greater demand on employee data protection. This will in future be governed by the revised Federal Data Protection Act. In addition, various provisions under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that are relevant for all personal data must be complied with.

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Publications: 30 JUNE 2020

Webinar: Cybersecurity – How to respond to an incident

Allen & Overy partners with leading security experts, Kroll, to discuss how to respond to a cybersecurity incident. In light of the heightened threat level due to remote working and disruption caused…

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Publications: 19 JUNE 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus: emerging data protection and cybersecurity guidance (Updated 18 June 2020)

The Covid-19 coronavirus is creating a need for organisations to process personal data, for a variety of specific purposes (including managing and protecting their workforce, customers and the…

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Publications: 29 MAY 2020

Active user consent is required, while previously practiced opt-out mechanisms are unlawful

On 28 May 2020, the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof; BGH) issued its decision in the Planet49 case that had previously been referred to and decided on by the Court of Justice of the…

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Publications: 20 MAY 2020

Warsaw podcast - GDPR in M&A transactions

Justyna Ostrowska, senior associate in Allen & Overy Warsaw, advises clients on new technologies, intellectual property and data protection law. In her podcast, she discusses the various stages of a…

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