The article constitutes an attempt of an analysis and an assessment of selected national regulations concerning protection of privacy of employed persons in the context of European provisions on personal data protection. The purpose of the research paper is to find an answer to the question whether on the grounds of the Polish provisions any differences to the level of legal protection of employed persons' privacy occur and what their characteristics are. In order to achieve this, the author determines the semantic scope of the notion of employment and subsequently analyses specific provision concerning protection of privacy in employment adopted by the national legislator based on the authorization provided in the Article 88 of the GDPR as well as sources of legal protection of privacy of persons employed on a basis of civil-law agreements.
Mgr Jakub Kowal, attorney at law, participant of the Juridical PhD Seminar in the Collegium of Law of Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego where he prepares a PhD thesis concerning privacy in employment. Within the scope of his scientific interests fall legal aspects of personal data protection in employment relationships and other relations of employment. He is an author of publications on personal data protection, new technologies and labour law.