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.

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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Helpline confidentiality row continues as HR urged to reassure staff of safe reporting environments

25 Feb 2010

Employers must reassure staff that any helplines or employee assistance programmes (EAPs) set up will remain 100% confidential in light...

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Bullying row sparks calls for national register of helplines to ensure confidentiality

24 Feb 2010

The first patron to quit an anti-bullying charity this week, after its founder breached confidentiality during the Number 10 bullying...

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Bullying helpline founder refuses to admit No.10 confidentiality breach

23 Feb 2010

The National Bullying Helpline’s decision to disclose bullying allegations made by Downing Street staff drew further controversy last night when...

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Trainee doctors using Twitter breaching patient confidentiality

24 Sep 2009

Medics posting messages on networking websites like Facebook and Twitter are breaching patient confidentiality, the BBC has reported. Trainee doctors...

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Damian Green case is stark reminder to tighten confidentiality policies

3 Dec 2008

The Damian Green fiasco serves as a stark reminder to employers to tighten up their confidentiality and whistleblowing policies, legal...

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Legal basis of maintaining confidentiality: Keep it to yourself

11 Mar 2006

Diana Kloss explains the technical legal basis for duty of confidence, and when it can be legitimately overridden

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Confidentiality: the danger of iPods

23 Aug 2005

Julian Parry advises on ways employers can protect themselves against the dangers posed by iPods and other portable electronic storage devices

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Confidentiality blow for Swansea as IT strike continues

15 Sep 2004

The
ongoing industrial dispute between Swansea Council and its IT staff has taken a
new twist, with the Unison union...

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Employers should not count on confidentiality

28 May 2002

EAT rules employment tribunals must exercise discretion when employers claim confidential material cannot be presented

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A question of confidentiality

1 Feb 2002

What do you do when a key employee leaves the company to join a competitor taking with them valuable commercial information? The law in this area is complex and Paul goulding finds help from an unexpected quarter

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