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Q&A - approaching an employee’s GP Publication date: 26.10.2020
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Q&A - approaching an employee’s GP..Q. We are concerned about an employee’s current state of health. As we hold their GP’s details on file, can we approach them for information? A. You must not approach a GP for any information without the employee’s written consent. Apart from the fact your enquiry, although well-intentioned, would likely...
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ICO’s IT security checklists for homeworkers Publication date: 02.07.2020
Article database » Data protection » Data protection
ICO’s IT security checklists for homeworkers..New guidance. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published new IT security checklists for employers who currently have staff working from home (see The next step ). These checklists aren’t exhaustive, but they do cover the common IT vulnerabilities which the ICO often sees exploited in...
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The ICO’s new coronavirus hub Publication date: 18.05.2020
Article database » Data protection » Data protection
The ICO’s new coronavirus hub..In one place. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has created a new online data protection and coronavirus hub (see The next step ). It covers: data protection and working from home; security issues; bring your own device; video conferencing; sharing employees’ health information in your workplace and with...
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Not liable for employee’s misuse of personal data Publication date: 21.04.2020
Article database » Data protection » Data protection
In 2013 a rogue employee deliberately disclosed the personal data of 100,000 colleagues. However, the Supreme Court has now ruled that the employer wasn’t vicariously liable for his actions. Why did it reach this decision?
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£120,000 fine for unencrypted USB stick Publication date: 08.11.2018
Article database » Data protection » Data protection
£120,000 fine for unencrypted USB stick..Major error. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Heathrow Airport Ltd (H) £120,000 after a member of the public found a USB stick which had been lost by an employee. Whilst many of the files stored on it were generic, there was a small amount of personal data including the names, dates of...
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GDPR and subject access requests Publication date: 17.11.2017
Article database » Data protection » Data protection
Currently, you have 40 days to respond to a subject access request (SAR) and can charge a £10 fee. What will happen when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018?
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OK to fit monitoring sensors under desks? Publication date: 12.09.2017
Article database » Data protection » Data protection
In August 2017 it was reported that Barclays had anonymously put devices that monitor heat and motion under employees’ desks. This sounds like an effective way to see what staff get up to but what’s the potential problem?
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Goodbye to the Data Protection Act 1998 Publication date: 07.07.2017
Article database » Data protection » Data protection
Goodbye to the Data Protection Act 1998..Hello GDPR. In May 2018 the Data Protection Act 1998(DPA) will be replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR) . Many of the GDPR’s principles are the same as those in the DPA but there will be some significant changes. The government should release detailed guidance on GDPR compliance in 2017 and...
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Grievances: a right to see your investigation notes? Publication date: 15.03.2017
Article database » Grievances » Grievance procedures
An employee recently raised a grievance and is unhappy about how you dealt with it. They now want you to disclose all written documentation relating to your investigation. Must you comply with their request?
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Convicted for having CCTV Publication date: 23.02.2017
Article database » Staff handbooks » Data protection
An employer who installed CCTV on business premises has been convicted of a criminal offence under the Data Protection Act 1998. You can have CCTV but what did this employer fail to do?
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