Editor's message: Employers must comply with requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 in relation to the handling of personal information, which will include information about employees held on a computer.
There are data protection issues around employees using their own devices for work purposes, both in relation to the storage of personal data of other employees in the organisation and the extent to which employers can monitor employees’ use of these devices.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation, which replaces the Data Protection Directive, is due to come into force on 25 May 2018, before the UK is expected to leave the EU. The aim of the Regulation is to establish a modern and harmonised data protection framework across the EU. The Government has confirmed that the UK will implement the Regulation.
Felicity Alexander, employment law editor
Charles Wynn-Evans of Dechert LLP reports on some recent decisions on subject access requests, which will give employers food for thought.
Updated to provide information on the ICO's consultation on its draft guidance on consent under the General Data Protection Regulation.
The Information Commissioner's Office is consulting on draft guidance on consent under the General Data Protection Regulation.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation, which replaces the 1995 Data Protection Directive, is due to come into force in the UK on 25 May 2018, before the UK is expected to leave the EU. UK businesses should take steps now to prepare for the Regulation when it comes into effect.
We discuss the key employment law trends and changes that are affecting the HR landscape, including: gender pay gap reporting; the Trade Union Act 2016; public-sector exit payments and employment status.
The Information Commissioner's Office consults on draft guidance for complying with the rules on obtaining consent under the General Data Protection Regulation.
In this week's podcast, we discuss the use of social media in the recruitment process and look at the results of our recent survey on the topic.
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.
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.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to data protection.