On May 25, 2015, the French Data Protection Authority released its long-awaited annual inspection program for 2015, announcing that a target of 550 inspections was set for 2015, including 350 on-site inspections, document reviews or hearings and 200 online inspections. This blog entry provides a summary of the program.
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On January 6, 2015, the French data protection authority (CNIL) published a decision adopting a new Simplified Norm NS 47 that addresses the processing of personal data in connection with monitoring and recording employee telephone calls in the workplace.
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As reported in the Hunton Employment and Labor Perspectives Blog, in Purple Communications, Inc., a divided National Labor Relations Board held that employees have the right to use their employers’ email systems for statutorily protected communications, including self-organization and other terms and conditions of employment, during non-working time.
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As reported in the Hunton Employment & Labor Perspectives Blog, on April 9, 2014, the Sixth Circuit of Appeals affirmed a summary judgment against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and chastised the Commission for applying a flawed methodology in its attempts to prove that using credit checks as a pre-employment screen had an unlawful disparate impact on African-American applicants.
Continue Reading EEOC Suffers Another Loss in Its Crusade Against Employer Background Checks

On March 28, 2014, the 87th Conference of the German Data Protection Commissioners concluded in Hamburg. This blog post provides an overview of several key resolutions adopted during the Conference.
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As reported in the Hunton Employment and Labor Perspectives Blog, 2013 saw a number of significant class action settlements against both employers and consumer reporting agencies for alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act in the use of criminal background checks. This blog entry highlights some key cases.
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