Date: 23 January 2020
Labour Code provisions on video surveillance do not preclude using CCTV systems in a way that allows for successful detection of workplace irregularities.
Video surveillance allows companies to obtain evidence of certain events. Its use undoubtedly involves privacy protection risks, whereas full transparency in informing employees about it can undermine its objective. Recently, the European Court of Human Rights ruled in favour of employers using covert surveillance with respect to monitoring workers.
For more on this topic, see the article by attorney-at-law Szymon Szurgacz in Rzeczpospolita on-line, Dobra Firma weekly and here.