General Data Protection Regulation

Could a blockchain health record help HR handle the pandemic?

There could be a need for employees to share health credentials once the pandemic recedes. IBM is one of the companies developing secure ‘health passports’. 

Top 10 HR questions January 2021: Home-schooling, furlough, vaccinations

1 Feb 2021

With strengthened lockdown measures in January, employers have again been asking for guidance on employees who are home-schooling.
In addition...

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No jab, no job? Six Covid vaccination questions for HR

20 Jan 2021

Last week, the owner of Pimlico Plumbers said he wouldn’t offer a job to anyone who hasn’t been vaccinated. Given...

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Vaccination and data protection: What do employers need to think about?

18 Dec 2020

The roll-out of the Covid vaccine has got employers thinking about whether they will collect, and how they might manage data around workers’ vaccination status.

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Covid deaths prompt new guidance on release of OH records

10 Nov 2020

The Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) has published clarifying guidance for occupational health practitioners on a range of ethical considerations...

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Uber sued for ‘automated’ dismissals

27 Oct 2020

In the first legal challenge of its kind, former Uber drivers in the UK and Portugal are suing the taxi-hailing...

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GDPR: H&M fined record £32m for intrusive ‘people analytics’

6 Oct 2020

H&M Group has been fined €35.3m (£32.1m) by an information commissioner in Germany for intrusive data collection and analysis of...

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Victory for campaigners in face recognition case is ‘cautionary tale’

19 Aug 2020

Organisations must absorb the lessons of verdict in South Wales Police case, when it comes to the use of AI and automation, argues HR director.

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‘All views my own’: Monitoring employees’ social media

18 Aug 2020

Social media has grown in use exponentially since Facebook was launched 16 years ago, and so has the risk to...

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GDPR: Business needs Europe-wide track and trace cohesion

6 Aug 2020

Complex patchwork of rules and practices between countries is dissuading employers from implementing track and trace schemes.

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Could temperature checks turn up the heat on the return to work?

24 Jun 2020

With pubs, restaurants, cinemas and hairdressers set to open next month, many more people will be returning to work over...

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Are wearable devices the answer to social distancing in workplaces?

26 May 2020

Could wearable devices that alert workers when they are not adhering to social distancing guidelines help employers bring staff back...

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ICO guidance on workplace coronavirus testing published

13 May 2020

The Information Commissioner’s Office has published guidance on how employers should handle data if they decide to test employees for...

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Businesses clamour for guidance over coronavirus data privacy

9 Mar 2020

What data privacy rules should businesses consider when dealing with Covid-19?

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Why data capture from employees needs to be ethical

20 Feb 2020

Virtual reality training can be hugely beneficial but the data captured by it must be handled with great care.

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