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Employees are valuable assets to employers, as are employees’ photographs. Companies often use pictures to identify their employees on entry cards or the intranet, and publish them in their marketing materials and on the Internet. Conditions of such use are often discussed due to some questions connected with the applicable privacy laws. With the aim of clarifying these issues, the Czech Office for the Protection of Personal Data expressed its views (Practical Issues Series No 3/2010) on a question regarding when and under what conditions employers can use photographs of their employees. Many employers were unsure about how to handle employee photographs, because they contain or may contain biometric data and thus allow the direct identification of individuals. They can also show a person’s racial or ethnic origin and, in certain cases, even reveal his or her religious affiliation. In all these cases, a photograph can be a source of sensitive … Continue Reading ››