Data protection for employees under Dutch law

Employee health data in the context of employment

Article 30(1) UAVG permits employers to process health data of their employees in the context of employment (e.g., in order to comply with legal requirements, pension schemes or collective employment contracts, or for the reintegration or support of employees or recipients of welfare benefits in connection with illness or disability).

Employee data relating to criminal convictions and offences

In accordance with Art. 33(3) UAVG, personal data relating to criminal convictions and offences about employees may only be processed if this is done in accordance with the Works Councils Act (Wet op de ondernemingsraden).