Records management Data Protection code published

Information Commission has finally published the second part of the Data
Protection Code of Practice.

delayed Records Management code, released five months after the first code on
recruitment, sets out good practice guidance for HR professionals when keeping
employment records.

109-page code states that employers must provide staff with a copy of their
basic employment records annually.

states restricted access to the database for all employee records must be set
up and also explains the processes for employees and unsuccessful job
applicants to insist on obtaining copies of their records (for a £10 fee).

also requires line managers to be trained and made aware of their Data
Protection responsibilities.

of the code are available at

By Paul Nelson

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