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Dr hab. prof. UŁ Krzysztof Stefański
ORCID: 0000-0001-6313-7387
Dr hab. prof. UŁ Krzysztof Stefański, Associated professor at the Labour Law Department
at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Lodz. Director of the
Postgraduate Studies on Personal Data Protection at the University of Lodz. Author and co-
author of numerous publications in the field of labour law, including 4 books and many
scientific articles. Co-author of a commentary to the Labour Law Code by K.W. Baran,
(commentary to the
DOI: 10.33226/0032-6186.2021.4.2
JEL: K31

Geolocalisation is an extremely helpful tool used by many businesses. Moreover, there are industries where it is difficult to imagine doing business without the use of geolocation. However, the use of this technology may raise concerns regarding potential infringements of employees' right to privacy. The GDPR and sector-specific regulations in the EU Member States are frequently perceived as restricting business operations. Employers who geolocate employees, however, should also see the benefits of such regulations. They do impose certain restrictions, but by regulating the use of the GPS technology they also provide opportunity to protect the interests of the enterprise while protecting the privacy of employees. The appropriate application of these regulations, therefore, may be beneficial for both parties to the employment relationship.

Keywords: geolocation; GPS; GDPR; personal data protection; right to privacy
DOI: 10.33226/0032-6186.2020.5.6
JEL: K31

The Polish legislator has introduced a number of provisions in the field of labor law, to remedy the numerous problems of employers related to pandemics and the economic crisis. Some of these provisions relate to working time. The author of the article tries to assess the coherence of new regulations with the existing labor law standards.

Keywords: working time; anti-crisis shield; COVID-19

Dr hab. prof. UŁ Krzysztof Stefański, Associated professor at the Labour Law Department
at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Lodz. Director of the
Postgraduate Studies on Personal Data Protection at the University of Lodz. Author and co-
author of numerous publications in the field of labour law, including 4 books and many
scientific articles. Co-author of a commentary to the Labour Law Code by K.W. Baran,
(commentary to the Working Time chapter) and a commentary to the "Anti-crisis Shield" (ed.
by K.W. Baran). His scientific interests concentrate on issue of working time, termination of
the contract of employment and employment in public administration.