Guidelines of the German DPAs: Use of internet and email at the workplace

One of the most disputed matters in German employee privacy law is related to the use of internet and email services by employees. In particular was unclear if surveillance of employees in this respect would potentially lead to a personal criminal liability of the person who conducted the surveillance activities.

Now, the German Data Protection Authorities have provided a guideline on the use of internet and emails at workplaces (German only). Continue reading

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