Adaptive work assistance systems are characterized by two developments: On the one hand, the progress in technology allows for an increasingly stronger and more diversified application in many industrial sectors. On the other hand, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) established a new legal standard for data protection law in Europe which sets a new framework for the application of these systems. Both developments give reason to focus more deeply on data protection requirements for the application of work assistance systems in companies. The following key points have resulted from the analysis:
The GDPR strengthens technical data protection. Especially concerning adaptive assistance systems, it is necessary to verify whether restricting on the employees’ privacy through data processing can be avoided or mitigated by appropriate technical measures, default setting in terms of data minimisation and anonymization or pseudonymization concepts.
Please download the complete report "Data protection requirements for the application of adaptive work assistance systems" (in German only).
B. Varadinek, M. Indenhuck, E. Surowiecki:
Rechtliche Anforderungen an den Datenschutz bei adaptiven Arbeitsassistenzsystemen.
Dortmund: Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin 2018. pages 109, Project number: F 2412, PDF file, DOI: 10.21934/baua:bericht20180820