Article Database - Topic: 'Data protection' - Keyword: 'Information commissioner'

 
CCd external recipients in error - must you tell the ICO? Publication date: 20.11.2019
Article database » Data protection » Information commissioner
An e-mail has gone out to a list of external recipients. Unfortunately, the employee CCd everyone rather than BCCing them in. All names and e-mail addresses could be seen. Must this data breach be reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)?
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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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Must you hire a GDPR specialist? Publication date: 20.09.2017
Article database » Data protection » Information commissioner
In May 2018 the Data Protection Act 1998 will be replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation. On the back of this important change, many “GDPR specialists” are touting their services. Must you hire one?
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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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Employee prosecuted for selling client data Publication date: 21.12.2016
Article database » Staff handbooks » Data protection
Staff who have access to your clients’ personal data may be tempted to sell or pass it onto a competitor. However, as one employee has just found out, this amounts to a criminal offence. What should all employees know?
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Can you ban calls to external bodies? Publication date: 18.06.2015
Article database » Dismissal » Unfair dismissal
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that an employee who rang the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for advice after he was specifically told not to was fairly dismissed. Can you ban staff from contacting the ICO?
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New Code of Practice on CCTV Publication date: 20.11.2014
Article database » Data protection » Data protection
New Code of Practice on CCTV.. Technology changes. Increasing numbers of employers are using CCTV and other types of camera surveillance, e.g. body-mounted cameras, where employees undertake dangerous tasks. If you’re one of them - or are thinking about doing this - familiarise yourself with the Information Commissioner’s Office’s new Code of...
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ICO prosecutes employee for harvesting data Publication date: 26.06.2013
Article database » Redundancy » Redundancy
Employees put at risk of redundancy often harvest personal data from their employer’s IT systems. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has just prosecuted one for doing this. So what must you do in light of this case?
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Why should you have “BYOD” rules? Publication date: 02.05.2013
Article database » Data protection » Data protection
More than 50% of employees use their own mobile devices for work-related purposes. This has prompted the Information Commissioner’s Office to issue some guidance for employers. Is it any good?
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Equality and diversity data nets £175,000 fine! Publication date: 28.08.2012
Article database » Data protection » Data protection
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has just fined an employer £175,000 after it published equality and diversity information on its website. That in itself isn’t unlawful, so what went wrong?
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