Luxembourg – Publication of guidelines on surveillance in the workplace

The CNPD and the Luxembourg Chamber of Employees published extensive guidelines about surveillance in the workplace in a brochure dated 7 October 2014. Very practical and useful, the purpose of this publication is to provide information on the rights and obligations of both employees and employers in this field.

The guidelines analyse the different existing forms of surveillance such as videosurveillance, surveillance of the usage of IT equipment, Internet usage and e-mail traffic, recording or tracing of telephone calls, biometric recognition systems, geolocalization (GPS) and supervision of electronic access and of working hours.

In particular, it details the conditions under which these different forms of surveillance may be used and the legal requirements the employer has to comply with (specific purposes, authorization of the CNPD, etc.).