The Polish legislature has passed changes to the country's employment law to regulate the monitoring of employees in the workplace. The new law outlines rules around video surveillance and email monitoring and aims to bring the country in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Marcin Lewoszewski and Maja Karczewska of Kobylańska & Lewoszewski Kancelaria Prawna offer an analysis of the law in this Privacy Tracker blog. The law offers specific reasons for which video surveillance is allowed; notably, "exercising control over the working time and off-duty activities performed by the employees during the working hours" is not an allowable purpose. Email monitoring, on the other hand, may be used for this purpose. Editor's Note: Learn more about EU employee privacy laws at the IAPP Data Protection Congress session "How to Deal with Different Rules on Use of Employee Data."
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