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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”.
7 Jul 2020
Fraud and data breaches are among the risks that the coronavirus emergency have heightened.
24 Jun 2020
With pubs, restaurants, cinemas and hairdressers set to open next month, many more people will be returning to work over...
26 May 2020
Could wearable devices that alert workers when they are not adhering to social distancing guidelines help employers bring staff back...
13 May 2020
The Information Commissioner’s Office has published guidance on how employers should handle data if they decide to test employees for...
1 Apr 2020
Morrisons has successfully argued in the Supreme Court that it cannot be held vicariously liable for a data breach in...
9 Mar 2020
What data privacy rules should businesses consider when dealing with Covid-19?
20 Feb 2020
Virtual reality training can be hugely beneficial but the data captured by it must be handled with great care.
17 Feb 2020
PROMOTED | As the gatekeepers and processors of employees’ personal data, HR teams have a critical role to play in an organisation’s GDPR strategy.
14 Jan 2020
We look at six important employment law cases that will get the headlines in 2020, covering significant issues such as...
13 Dec 2019
Artificial intelligence and tech roles fill the top ranks of the UK's fastest emerging jobs according to new data revealed by LinkedIn.
6 Nov 2019
Morrisons’ appeal against the landmark decision that it was vicariously liable for a large-scale data breach is being heard at...
17 Oct 2019
The European Court of Human Rights has overturned a previous judgment it made in the case of López Ribalda and...
29 Aug 2019
It's tempting to assume that artificial intelligence and machine learning can ensure HR's decisions in key areas such as recruitment and performance management are completely unbiased. But there are still vulnerabilities
4 Aug 2019
The employment tribunal is not something any employer particularly relishes. Omar Khalil provides some expert advice for HR professionals facing...