Employers see DPA as source of more red tape

Employers are hoping this month’s release of the next part of the data
protection code of practice is easier to understand than the recruitment and
selection part released in March.

Employers groups said the first part of the code of practice, designed to
outline employers’ responsibilities under the Data Protection Act 1998, fails
to spell out which advice is legally binding and which is merely best practice.

"A shorter code should have been produced stating what had to be
complied with," said Diana Sinclair, employee relations adviser at the

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