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Open lecture:

GDPR and Privacy in the Workplace

Professor Charles Szymanski from the Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania will hold an open lecture on the topic Privacy in the Workplace.

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Tecnological changes and GDPR calls for a new understanding of European privacy law and the employment contex.
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Employers have always had an interest in keeping track of their employees for reasons of productivity, loyalty or even curiosity. 

What is new is the advance in technology that would permit employers to intrude upon and monitor every detail of an employee's life, even outside the workplace.

Europe, unlike the US, has tried to keep pace with these sweeping technological changes, most recently with the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as well through the case law of the European Court of Human Rights.

In this lecture, Professor Charles Szymanski will apply the GDPR and European privacy law to the employment context in the age of high-tech monitoring of employee social media, algorithms and Big Data.

Do you work with HR or need an update on the privacy regulations? Come to Dragefjellet:
The lecture is is free and open to all, and will be held twice: 17th October and 18th October Time: 10.00 -12.00