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04-11-2015

Monitoring employees at the workplace is legal but there are limits on employers’ access to information.


The protection of personal data of employees in Poland is a difficult subject, where restrictive provisions of law clash with justified interests of employers. And the regulations in force do not always give a clear answer on whether certain activities of the employer are legal or not. Edyta
Bielak-Jomaa, Poland’s newly appointed Inspector General for Personal Data Protection (GIODO), said in an interview recently that she will take a
close look at regulations governing various aspects of employee privacy to make sure they are clear to follow for employers.

The protection of personal data of employees in Poland is a difficult subject, where restrictive provisions of law clash with justified interests of employers. And the regulations in force do not always give a clear answer on whether certain activities of the employer are legal or not. Edyta Bielak-Jomaa, Poland’s newly appointed Inspector General for Personal Data Protection (GIODO), said in an interview recently that she will take a close look at regulations governing various aspects of employee privacy to make sure they are clear to follow for employers.

Read the full article authored by Magdalena Koniarska. It has been published in The American Investor, the official quarterly publication of the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland.

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