Data Protection

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GDPR: what should HR be doing and how can we help?

There is a lot to do to prepare for the introduction of the GDPR. In many organisations, HR is taking the lead in managing the process of achieving compliance by May 2018. Read our Top tips for HR on GDPR here .  ...

Court of Appeal decides employers must make more effort with subject access requests

Back in November 2015 we reported in our HRLaw newsletter that the High Court decision in Dawson-Damer v Taylor Wessing brought cautious optimism for data controllers when the judge refused to make an order for compliance with three subject access...

Social media - what's your policy?

Social media is increasingly becoming an issue for employers due to its evergrowing popularity and inclusion in people’s personal and professional lives. Whilst social media is without doubt a valuable tool for businesses, it can also be a headache for...

Employer fined for its response to subject access request

A £40,000 fine for a data breach at a GP surgery in Hertfordshire was the direct result of an organisation’s response to a subject access request (“SAR”) that had gone wrong.  In responding to a SAR the surgery revealed...

An Inside Job?

Last month a disgruntled Citibank employee was sentenced to 21 months in a Texan prison after he issued commands which left 90% of all Citibank branch offices without network or phone access. In court, the employee admitted “They [were] firing me....

High Court decision brings cautious optimism for data controllers

A recent decision of the High Court has highlighted the difference in approach taken by the Court and the ICO in respect of compliance with subject access requests. The Data Protection Act 1998 gives individuals the right to request that data controllers...

Bring Your Own Device - What should go in your Policy?

Bring your own device (“BYOD”) is a practice that allows employees to use personal mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops for business purposes. Many employers are delighted by the concept – employees are able to work...

Data Protection Act Update

The last month has seen a couple of new developments related to the Data Protection Act (“DPA”).  Firstly, the Information Commissioner’s Office, which is the authority which upholds the DPA, published new guidance on responding to...

Non-solicitation covenants

Restrictive covenant-related case law has developed yet again following the recent High Court decisions in Baldwin (Ashby) Limited v Andrew Maidstone and Towry EJ Ltd v Bennett and others .  But it is a subject that never tires Employment Litigation...

Aunty looks at the top five matters to consider when deciding to offer work placements or internships.

Dear Auntie, We are receiving an increasing number of requests from graduates who are offering to work for free in exchange for work experience.  This is quite tempting given that it means we can have more hands on deck without increasing our head...
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