Transatlantic Privacy War

The conflict between U.S. and E.U. policies could be exacerbated if a new proposal flies.

, Corporate Counsel


The conflict between U.S. and E.U. policies could be exacerbated if a new proposal flies.

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  • Thomas

    This article is completely misleading!

    Already today, consent from employees is no valid basis for collecting such kind of information. It might be "convenient" as Halpert explains, but it is not lawful.

    The Article 29 Working Party (a EU privacy advisory body with representatives of all EU data protection authorities) has made clear that consent in an employee relationship is usually not given free and therefore not valid. The EU Regulation does not change this, it only expresses what today most authorities in the EU require from "freely" given consent.

    There are other means than consent on which the collection of relevant documents can and must be based.

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