Personal Data Protection Office has decided that LOT Polish Airlines had no legal basis to evaluate one of the flight attendants, who was a member of the Cabin and Flight Crew Trade Union, based on her Facebook activity. At the same time, PDPO ordered the company management to delete the information about flight attendant activity on Facebook.

The case is extremely important since the national carrier’s assessment of social media posts was one of the main criteria for dismissals and change notices. The decision of PDPO undermines the legitimacy of the actions of the LOT Polish Airlines management board and compromises the company’s personnel policy.