A new opinion by the Articles 29 Working Party ("WP29") has been published on the monitoring of employees. It seeks to clarify the legal position under the Data Protection Directive (as well as foreshadowing the obligations under the imminent General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR")) and to reflect new and advanced monitoring techniques and technologies. In this blog we discuss the key themes of the opinion, the suggestions made by the WP29 and how this may affect your business.
As GDPR is strengthens the rights of individuals in the EUs and becomes more prescriptive about the collection and use of data it doesn't forbid big data. Mark Webber explores the hurdles for businesses and how to handle big data with GDPR.