KU Leuven’s Yung Shin Van der Sype organised and chaired the panel “Combining privacy in the workplace with information security measures” (video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sikwHfoiylg) within the 8th edition of the international conference on Computers, Privacy & Data Protection (CPDP) held in Brussels last week.
The panellists Frank HENDRICKX (KU Leuven), Nigel MOSS (Coca-Cola Enterprises), Stephanie RAETS (Claeys & Engels), and Walid MAALEJ (MUSES partner HITEC- University of Hamburg) discussed a broader range of privacy issues arising in the workplace, but focused in particular on:
- The balance between privacy and data protection and the rights and freedoms of others,
- The importance of a sanctioning risk for employers to move beyond mere compliance,
- The complications associated with data transfers to third countries,
- The impact of the proposed General Data Protection Regulation on the privacy protection of employees.