Time is running out for employers to express their views
on the draft code of practice for data protection.
The Data Protection commissioner issued the document in
October and employers have until 5 January 2001 to respond.
The code proposes that employees should be given access to
references and be allowed to delete e-mails they have sent or received.
Employers will not be able to police the Internet if they
allow employees to use the Web for private purposes and will not be able to
open employees’ private e-mails under the proposals.
A copy of the code can be found on the commissioner’s web
By Richard Staines