Dutch DPA: employment agencies violate the privacy of the temporary workers
Thu 30 Apr 2015, 13:00

The DPA received various signals that employment agencies appeared to be violating the privacy of temporary workers. In a temporary employment relationship the agency acts as the employer of the temporary worker. For these reasons, the DPA decided to carry out an investigation in respect of two large employment agencies regarding their compliance with the Dutch Data Protection Act. According to the DPA, the investigations confirmed that the employment agencies are violating data protection laws on various points, including processing of ID copies, over recording data relating to illness and incapacity to work, handling criminal antecedents and religious symbols, and illegal data retention, etc.