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Data-Protection on the labour market: a call for input

19 September 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Zina Girald
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As personal data of jobseekers and workers become ever more digitized and automated in
matching people to work, the Head Office will increase its involvement in the increased
regulation of Data-Protection.

An important policy development is the entry into force of the EU General Data Protection
Regulation in the EU in May 2018. We are already seeing significant administrative effects of
employment services, and compliance risk will significantly rise coming May.
But also on an international level we see data-protection regulation is influencing the way
corporations on every level are confronted with regulation on transferal of personal data
across countries and regions. A relevant development in this field is that the Privacy Shield
agreement between the USA and the EU. This is set to be reviewed at the 18th of September
between the US government and the EC. Already this international agreement is under
scrutiny from the Art. 29 working group and MEPs given the statements and legal
development of the current American administration on data-protection.

The Head Office is developing a set of general Public Affairs Principles on Data-Protection on
the labour market to create a general vision which should guidance moving on specific
(regional) issues, but would also give further depth to the current wording on confidentiality
in the Code of Conduct of the World Employment Confederation.

Assessment and next steps:
As Data-Protection is a very multi-facetted issue, we would like to ask all members to provide
to the Head Office issues which are perceived to be related to data-protection. If you have
any documents (in any language!) supporting or explaining the issue we are very happy to
receive it as well.

By generating an overview the Head Office is able to determine how data-protection is
influencing labour market intermediaries and what can be done on regional or global level to
benefit the employment industry.

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