23.06.2017

Art 29 WP: Opinion 2/2017 on data processing at work

Article 29 Working Party releases Opinion 2/2017 on data processing at work (WP 249, pdf), adopted on 8 June 2017:
"... Employees are almost never in a position to freely give, refuse or revoke consent, given the dependency that results from the employer/employee relationship. Given the imbalance of power, employees can only give free consent in exceptional circumstances, when no consequences at all are connected to acceptance or rejection of an offer. ..."