Occupational health firm criticised on privacy

Private occupational health advice firm Tredin has been strongly criticised for passing on confidential information about workers’ health to employers, the Telegraaf reports on Thursday.

The privacy watchdog CBP says that despite previous warnings Tredin had not changed its procedures. The company now faces a €1,000 every time it breaks privacy laws, up to a maximum of €120,000.
The company manages the occupational health records of tens of thousands of workers.
It breaks the law by emailing heath details of individual employers and allowing companies direct access to its own records, the Telegraaf says. The files not only include concrete facts about employees’ health but also sensitive information about their family situation and relationships.

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