The German Federal Labor Court has ruled that an employee’s consent to be filmed for company advertising does not expire automatically when the employment ceases. The employee, however, can cancel his consent if he asserts a plausible reason. In the case, the employee no longer wanted his personal data to be used in an internet publication of a commercial by his former employer. The Court held that publishing the commercial on the internet was legal owing to valid consent and that there was no plausible reason for its subsequent cancellation.

German Federal Court Press Release