On 17 January 2022 the interdisciplinary Council on Employee Data Protection completed its work by presenting Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Hubertus Heil with the resulting theses and recommendations for further developing employee data protection.
The BMAS has set up an interdisciplinary advisory council of experts in order to explore the prospects for leading-edge data protection and to examine to what extent any additional regulations are needed to clarify and define provisions for protecting employees’ rights in the digital working world.
In today’s digitalised and data-driven working world, employees need to be sure that employers are protecting their personal data. Yet to date, there have been no specific statutory regulations. The BMAS advisory committee that looks at employee data protection has now been tasked with examining the legal possibilities for independent employee data protection.
The advisory committee has held a total of seven sessions dealing with legal, ethical, economic and technical aspects of modern employee data protection. The handover of a final report with recommendations for action is planned for April 2021.
Employee Data Protection
The use of new digital technologies in the working world has led to more and more data being processed, including personal information collected from employees. How can employee data be protected? Trust in how sensitive data is handled is an essential requirement for socially acceptable advances in digitalisation.