Maintaining Employee Privacy Across Jurisdictions

Law360, New York (November 22, 2011, 12:40 PM EST) -- Employers collect a substantial amount of personal information about their employees. Companies need to be aware of their obligations under the profusion of data protection laws and regulations that govern the collection, use and transfer of personal information.

This is an especially daunting task for companies that have operations subject to the laws of multiple jurisdictions, as requirements vary widely from country to country and even from state to state. Here, we summarize some basic concepts executives, inside counsel and human resource managers should consider under...
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