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Workplace privacy and employee monitoring: A European perspective by Fieldfisher

Workplace privacy and employee monitoring: A European perspective by Fieldfisher
  • date01 Dec 2017
  • Time8am - 10am
  • Event typeLive Event
  • Venue Fieldfisher (France) LLP
    48 rue Cambon
    75001 Paris
    +33 (0)1 70 37 81 00

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Employee monitoring is a contentious issue, but employers often need to monitor employees to ensure that they are performing their duties and not exposing the employer to risks. This creates an immediate tension with the privacy rights of employees. So, how do you find a balance between the protection of an employer's interests and the protection of employee's privacy rights in the workplace?

Fieldfisher employment law experts from different EU jurisdictions will take you through the advantages and pitfalls of employee monitoring in the workplace in the context of the implementation of the GDPR provisions, the recommendations of Group 29, the decisions of the EU Court of Justice and national courts as well as national legislation.

The session will cover, amongst others things, the following topics:

  • To what extent are employees entitled to a degree of privacy in the workplace? Is there a common definition or expectation of private life / privacy in the workplace in EU countries?

  • What types of employee monitoring can be used and for what purpose? What are the sanctions if an employer gets it wrong?

  • How do you implement employee monitoring legally?

  • What should you do if you find out your staff have been misbehaving as a result of employee monitoring?

  • Conclusion: Best practices, recommendations

Please note that this event is reserved for General Counsels and HR directors

Please register quickly as the places are limited (35 delegates maximum), a confirmation will be sent within the 48 hours.


Friday 1st December 2017

8am: Welcome coffee and registration

8.30am: Conference

10am: End