Hastings International and Comparative Law Review


The computer and technological revolutions have made it possible for employers to collect enormous quantities of personal information on their employees. American legislators are only beginning to recognize the potential dangers to employee privacy. Germany, on the other hand, has a long history of protecting employees from the intrusive behavior of their employers. This Article outlines the constitutional and statutory protection afforded German workers. The author particularly examines issues related to gathering and storing personal information, including the results of required medical tests.