by Rocco Panetta, Marta Fraioli, Chiara Pisano
On an annual basis, our firm updates the ‘Italy – Employment’ note for Data Guidance.
It’s an in-depth legal study on data protection and privacy impacts in the employment context (e.g. video surveillance, employee monitoring), updated to the latest legislative changes (e.g. whistleblowing).
Key legislation and regulations
In the Italian legal system, there are many laws and regulations concerning the monitoring of employees’ activities. Such regulatory provisions aim to protect the dignity and privacy of each employee in the workplace.
To this extent, the Italian legislative and judiciary bodies, as well as the Italian data protection authority (‘Garante’), provide appropriate legal tools for protecting and safeguarding data subjects’ fundamental rights and freedoms by applying several general and sector-specific laws and regulations in accordance with all applicable main principles set forth at a constitutional level. The Garante promoted the adoption of deontological rules for public and private subjects interested in the processing of personal data executed in the context of the working relationship.