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HR Privacy – Case Law Developments of the Labor Courts and the Belgian DPA (2018-2021)

October 26, 2021 • Webinar

Starts: 9:00 AM (CEST)
Ends: 10:00 AM (CEST)

In Collaboration with IBJ/IJE

More than 3 years after the go-live of the GDPR, we have a good view on how both the Belgian data protection authority (DPA) and the Belgian courts tackle HR issues from a GDPR point of view. 

During this interactive webinar we will walk you through the HR-specific guidance from the Belgian DPA and discuss relevant case law from its Litigation Chamber, the Belgian Market Court as well as from the Belgian labor courts. We will also discuss relevant HR-related decisions from other European data protection authorities, such as the one imposing a € 150,000 fine for relying on employees’ consent for the processing of their personal data. 

We will cover specific questions that companies struggle with on a daily basis. Does a global pandemic entitle us to ask my employees for Covid19-related information? Did the GDPR make it illegal to monitor employees? Can I implement an access system based on the employees’ fingerprints? How do companies deal with data subject access requests from (former) employees? 

Specific topics will include:

  • Processing of employees’ health information in the “new normal”. 
  • Biometric data of employees: do’s and don’ts. 
  • Accessing employees’ inboxes during their absence or after their termination. 
  • Sharing information with colleagues about the termination of an employee. 
  • Data access rights of (former) employees.
  • Retention of employee data.

Contact: Danica Schiefer (

Crowell & Moring Participant(s):
Maarten Stassen
Partner – Brussels
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Emmanuel Plasschaert
Partner – Brussels
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