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The Data Protection Act 1998 requires that employers follow various data protection principles when handling employees' personal data.
An employee has the right to request access information kept about him or her by the employer, including personnel files, sickness records, disciplinary or training records, appraisal or performance review notes, and emails or documents in which the employee is the focus. Such requests are known as “data subject access requests”.
2 Jul 2019
A recent ECJ case means employers will need to more closely track employee time at work. But when does concern over employees' wellbeing turn into spying on them?
31 May 2019
DNA testing for ancestry and medical insights has become increasingly popular as the technology matures, but what impact could it have on talent development at work?
24 May 2019
This weekend marks a year since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation. Tim Bird examines how worrying gaps...
10 May 2019
How financial firms need to navigate the major data privacy implications of criminal records checks made necessary by the Senior Managers and Certification Regime
7 May 2019
Uber drivers are threatening to take legal action over claims the company has refused to disclose the personal data it...
3 May 2019
This month (May) is the first anniversary of the arrival of GDPR, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. Dr...
2 May 2019
As Morrisons is granted permission to appeal its vicarious liability case, where a rogue employee leaked its employees’ personal data,...
26 Apr 2019
Even if an employer is confident that theft or other offences are taking place in the workplace there are plenty of factors to consider before surveillance cameras are installed.
17 Apr 2019
Morrisons has been granted permission to appeal to the Supreme Court after it was held vicariously liable for a major...
2 Apr 2019
If a witness in a disciplinary procedure wishes to remain anonymous, how can the employer balance their privacy against the...
21 Mar 2019
Ninety-five per cent of employers have not analysed their ethnicity pay gap, with many lacking the data that will enable...
27 Feb 2019
A former local government officer has been prosecuted for passing personal information about job applicants to his partner.
13 Feb 2019
With 44 days to go until the UK leaves the EU, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published a...
22 Jan 2019
Almost nine in 10 employees would be happy for their employers to collect data on them if it meant their...