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
Updated to provide information on Dawson-Damer and others v Taylor Wessing LLP, in which the Court of Appeal considered disproportionate effort and legal professional privilege in subject access requests.
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.
In our upcoming webinar, experts Ross McKean and Katherine Gibson give practical advice for employers developing a compliance plan.
The Government seeks views on derogations under the General Data Protection Regulation.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which replaces the 1995 Data Protection Directive, is due to come into force in the UK on 25 May 2018. We round up our current and forthcoming resources on preparing for the GDPR.
Chris Cook is a partner and Keely Rushmore is a senior associate at SA Law. They round up the latest rulings.
Charles Wynn-Evans of Dechert LLP reports on some recent decisions on subject access requests, which will give employers food for thought.
The Information Commissioner's Office is consulting on draft guidance on consent under the General Data Protection Regulation.
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.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to data protection.