New guidelines on data processing for employers and employees

2023 03 09

On the 8th of March, the State Data Protection Inspectorate issued 3 guidelines which discuss the processing of personal data in the context of employment relations. Guidelines explain major issues in the employment field and provide more clarity so that you could update your internal policies. Needless to say, WALLESS Associate Partner Guoda Šileikytė would gladly assist you with this.

These guidelines provide answers to several practical questions that arise in the day-to-day activities of companies. For example, is it possible to access a former employee’s e-mail inbox after the termination of employment relations? Can we check candidates’ social media accounts? Can we require information about employees’ criminal records? Can we open letters addressed to our employees? These and other issues related to recruitment procedures, personal data of special categories (such as fingerprints), former employees, grounds for data processing and more are addressed in the new guidelines.

The new guidelines are very welcome for their practical and responsible approach to day-to-day issues faced by many employers. They will certainly bring clarity on how to properly process employees’ personal data without harming the legitimate expectations and interests of the companies. WALLESS data protection team will provide you with detailed information on key aspects of the new guidelines shortly.

Read more about the guidelines here:

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