Informative Note

Processing of Employees' Data by Companies - New Guidelines


The Portuguese Data Protection Agency (Comissão Nacional de Protecção de Dados) - referred to here by its Portuguese initials “CNPD” – is the national regulatory authority responsible for personal data. At its plenary session on 16 July 2013, the CNPD approved Resolution no.1638/2013; however,the full text of the Resolution was only published on 14 November. This important decision reviewed CNPD Resolution of 29 October 2002 on the same issue, which is the processing of personal data by the employer resulting from the use of the employer’s information technologies by employees for private purposes.


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