Data protection categories

All items: Data protection

  • How can employers protect documents used in internal investigations?

    24 October 2017

    Court decisions from earlier this year have reduced the scope of legal privilege when it comes to protecting documents created during internal investigations. What steps can employers take to ensure sensitive communications do not have to be released unnecessarily?

  • Data subject access requests: Common employer queries

    5 September 2017

    How should employers deal with data subject access requests and how will the process change for employers when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018? Clare Gilroy-Scott, a partner at Goodman Derrick LLP, answers some common questions about data subject access requests.

  • Microchipping workers: What are the moral, practical and legal implications?

    22 August 2017

    Three Square Market, a Wisconsin-based tech company, recently became one of the first in the world to microchip staff. David Sheppard, associate at Capital Law, looks at the employment law implications of this controversial move.

  • Five ways HR can lead the way with GDPR

    15 August 2017

    While the GDPR brings risks and eye-watering penalties for non-compliance, it also brings great opportunities for firms that use it to build a healthier, more effective relationship of trust with customers and employees around data, says Barry Stanton.

  • How to gear up for GDPR and create a data privacy culture

    21 June 2017

    It is easy to view GDPR as just another compliance challenge, but HR can play a crucial role in ensuring everyone in the organisation contributes to a data privacy-friendly culture, says Sarah Thompson.

  • WhatsApp and confidential data: where to draw the line with social media

    19 May 2017

    An investment bank employee has been investigated by the Financial Conduct Authority after sharing confidential client information over WhatsApp. While a reasonable level of employee social media use at work may be acceptable, it is still important to have clear social media policies.

  • Monitoring employee communications: WhatsApp case raises concerns

    20 April 2017

    A recent legal case involving messaging service WhatsApp raises issues about monitoring employee communications. Nick Le Riche, a partner at Bircham Dyson Bell, offers practical tips on balancing employees' privacy rights with employers' need to protect confidential data.

  • Subject access requests: recent cases raise questions on how employers must comply

    21 March 2017

    Charles Wynn-Evans of Dechert LLP reports on some recent decisions on subject access requests, which will give employers food for thought.

  • Surveillance at work: the legal issues of using CCTV

    24 January 2017

    CCTV used to require installation by specialist security engineers, but modern small-scale camera systems can now be rigged up by almost anyone. Pam Loch, managing partner of Loch Employment Law, looks at the legal implications of surveillance cameras in the workplace.

  • How to deal with subject access requests

    19 December 2016

    Subject access requests - when an employee asks to see any personal data held on them - can throw legal negotiations into disarray if employers do not tread carefully.

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Legal guidance: HR and legal information and guidance relating to data protection.