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Dutch DPA: Employers May Not Process Employee Health Data From Wearables

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose Fulbright

The Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, the “AP”) announced on March 8, 2016, that two companies agreed to stop processing employees’ personal health data after the AP initiated an investigation into the employers’ practices. The two companies provided their employees with wearable devices (or “wearables”), which allowed the companies to track their employees’ physical activity and sleep patterns. In addition to the two investigations, the AP issued guidance to employers emphasizing that employers are prohibited from engaging in these practice.… Continue Reading