Irish DPA publishes guidance on employer vehicle tracking


In late September 2020, the Irish DPA issued new guidance for employers using in-vehicle tracking.

The recommendations focus on identifying an appropriate legal basis, ensuring purpose limitation and data minimization, informing employees, and performing a data protection impact assessment (DPIA).

Among others, the guidance highlights that vehicle tracking should not be used for the general monitoring of staff that employers should not regard vehicle tracking as a method to track or monitor the behavior or the whereabouts of drivers or other staff.

The guidance is available here, and the press release is available here.