Confidentiality

Confidentiality at work is a key topic for HR professionals. From the perspective of the HR department and keeping employees’ personal information confidential, but also creating a workplace environment where all staff understand what information needs to be treated in confidence.

Other topics that you might mind useful on Personnel Today include data protection and the General Data Protection Regulation.

Nine steps to complying with the 2018 trade secrets regulations

Earlier this year, the UK brought in an EU directive to protect trade secrets and confidential information. Charlotte Marshall of...

Morrisons data breach: Could the supermarket have done more?

24 Oct 2018

This week’s Court of Appeal decision that Morrisons was vicariously liable for a serious data breach by a disgruntled employee...

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Morrisons payroll data breach judgment a ‘wake-up call’ for business

22 Oct 2018

The Court of Appeal has upheld the judgment finding Morrisons vicariously liable for the leak of payroll data by a...

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Morrisons payroll data breach reaches Court of Appeal

9 Oct 2018

The class action case against Morrisons by staff who had their payroll data leaked online by a disgruntled employee has...

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High number of non-disclosure agreements signed by TfL leavers

6 Aug 2018

More than 800 employees who left Transport for London in 2017-18 signed non-disclosure agreements, it has emerged, sparking sharp criticism

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Primark faces £47k bill for ‘shocking’ transgender discrimination

13 Feb 2018

An employment tribunal has told Primark to adopt a policy on how to deal with transgender staff after it found...

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Presidents Club scandal: Is there any value in non-disclosure agreements?

9 Feb 2018

Reports of sexual harassment at the recent Presidents Club charity dinner form part of a worrying trend of unwanted behaviour...

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Dyson case: What employers need to know about fiduciary duties

20 Dec 2017

Electrical company Dyson recently announced it would sue its former chief executive, Max Conze, for “breaching his fiduciary duties” and...

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How to deal with the risks of departing employees with a grudge

19 Dec 2017

Employees who are leaving under a cloud can cause problems, demonstrated recently when a Twitter employee hid President Trump’s account...

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Springboard injunctions: Case law shows mixed success

21 Sep 2017

Employers often use interim or “springboard” injunctions to protect confidential information after employees decide to leave. But they are not...

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Trans employees need better support at work, says Acas

25 Aug 2017

Managers are failing to support trans employees as much as they could in the workplace, a study by Acas has...

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WhatsApp and confidential data: where to draw the line with social media

18 May 2017

An investment bank employee has been investigated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) after sharing confidential client information over WhatsApp....

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Monitoring employee communications: WhatsApp case raises concerns

19 Apr 2017

A recent legal case involving messaging service WhatsApp raises issues about monitoring employee communications. Nick Le Riche, a partner at...

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Pillow talk? Protecting confidential information at work

10 Jun 2016

What are an employer’s options for protecting confidential information in the workplace if an employee has a personal relationship with...

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National Bullying Helpline inquiry launched after confidentiality complaints

26 Feb 2010

An inquiry into the actions of the National Bullying Helpline has been launched by the Charity Commission following the receipt...

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