Monitoring Employees at Workplace from the Perspective of Data Protection

Proceedings of ‏The 3rd International Conference on Future of Social Sciences

Year: 2021

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Monitoring Employees at Workplace from the Perspective of Data Protection

Sena Karaduman İşlek

 

ABSTRACT: 

There always has been a discussion of the privacy in the workplace. Employers can monitor their employees either by placing camera in the workplace, or by accessing the e-mails of employees, or by tracking their vehicles etc. In every sector, employers wish to keep up with the performances of employees or the work at hand. The legitimate expectations of employers to monitor their employees have to be in compliance with the rules of personal data protection law. Especially with the recent situation, the need to protect the privacy of employees must be extended to the remote working. Regulating this area by legislation could be a solution to minimize the risk of privacy of employees. However, employers must act very carefully in this scope and the general principles of personal data protection law and the criteria decided by court decisions must be followed by employers.

Keywords: employment; human rights; privacy; remote working; surveiallance.