Data Protection for the HR Manager
Author: Mandy Webster
Publisher: Gower Publishing
Reviewed by: Linda Hollingworth
This useful book offers explanations of the principles of the Data Protection Act, together with examples of how these may be interpreted in the HR function. It is well-written and functional.
The book is in two parts:
- Part 1 looks at HR activities and highlights the data protection implications of each. The author offers suggested action points, which provide a useful checklist for compliance audits. Draft wordings for notices and statements are also included in this section.
- Part 2 considers each of the Data Protection Principles from a legal perspective, providing a technical view of the requirements. This is a helpful format, enabling HR managers to work through all eight principles of the Act and relate them to specific HR functions.
This short, easy-to-follow book brings the Data Protection Act to life for HR practitioners. It asks pertinent questions such as: ‘What happens to the CVs of unsuccessful candidates in the recruitment process?’
Mandy Webster has produced a useable, relevant guide for HR managers – definitely worth keeping to hand as a reference manual.
Value for money? ***
Linda Hollingworth is a senior HR consultant with Essex County Council