Wearable technology, such as Google Glass, Fitbit, Jawbone and Apple Watch, can collect, analyse and share information about the wearer and the people with whom they interact. Marian Derham and Charlie Thompson from Harbottle & Lewis look at the legal impact of this technology in the workplace.
The Court of Appeal has held that a name is personal data unless it is so common that, without further information, such as its use in a work context, a person remains unidentifiable despite its disclosure.
Additional information on the law on data protection for local authority employers, including monitoring equality. To be read in conjunction with the general information on the law on data protection.
The law on job applications, including pensions auto-enrolment and prohibited recruitment conduct and the implications of the Data Protection Act 1998.
Definition from the XpertHR glossary.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to personal data.