Ex-employers sharing dirt on an employee: no fine under data protection law if done orally?
The Belgian Data Protection Authority (BDPA) has published a decision of 21 February 2020 of the BDPA's litigation chamber showing the way in which data protection has become an additional argument in disputes.
The core of the dispute may sound familiar to many organisations: employee X is dismissed by company Alpha, goes to work for company Beta, and a few months in company Beta dismisses X. Both have disputes with X, and at some point along the way, Alpha and Beta have oral discussions about X.
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