People Analytics in privatrechtlichen Arbeitsverhältnissen : Vorschläge zur wirksameren Durchsetzung des Datenschutzrechts

Item Type Thesis (Doctoral)
Abstract This legal dissertation is dedicated to the topic of people analytics in private law employment relationships. People Analytics refers to the practice of personnel development in which digital data from internal and external sources relating to human capital are systematically evaluated using information technology in order to make decisions that increase the value of a company. The author begins by identifying the differences between people analytics and older forms of monitoring in the workplace as well as the resulting legal problems. After considering the various applicable fields of law, he focuses on the analysis of employment and data protection law. Key findings include the following three facts: that data protection regulations, which are predominantly procedural in nature, must be interpreted in a risk-oriented manner; that, in the work context, consent should be avoided as a reason to justify data processing; and that there are deficiencies in the enforcement of data protection in private law. Based on this, the author develops an improvement concept aimed at professionalising and democratising data protection law. He contrasts his theoretical considerations with the empirical data that he has collected as part of an interdisciplinary research project. In addition to the existing Swiss Data Protection Act, this dissertation takes into account the proposals for the future, fully revised Swiss Data Protection Act, the EU General Data Protection Regulation and selected aspects of US data protection law. The dissertation has won the Stefano Rodotà Award of the Council of Europe and the Professor Walther Hug Prize.
Authors Kasper, Gabriel
Referent Wildhaber, Isabelle (Prof. Dr.) (Referent) & Rudin, Beat (Prof. Dr.) (Koreferent)
Language German
Keywords Datenschutz; Arbeitsrecht; Big Data; Schweiz Mitwirkungsgesetz; Diskriminierung; EDIS-5051
Subjects law
HSG Classification not classified
HSG Profile Area None
Date 2021
Publisher Universität St. Gallen
Place of Publication St.Gallen
Page Range 1-456
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Depositing User Ruedi Lindegger
Date Deposited 23 Feb 2021
Last Modified 27 Dec 2022 14:19


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