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Jun
10
2016

ICO prosecutes employee under the Data Protection Act for forwarding client data to his personal email address

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has recently prosecuted an employee who transferred information about his company’s clients before moving to a new job. ..

May
19
2016

NHS Trust fined £180,000 over data protection breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have fined Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust £180,000 after it revealed the email addresses of 781 users of an HIV service. Patients using..

May
19
2016

Employers could be vicariously liable for privacy breaches

The recent High Court decision of Axon v Ministry of Defence and News Group Newspapers Ltd suggests that employers can be held vicariously liable for their employees’ breaches of confidence..

May
05
2016

EU General Data Protection Regulation – The impact on employers

What’s it all about? The existing law on data protection within the EU is based on a European directive introduced over 20 years ago. ..

Apr
29
2016

If it’s work-related – it’s not a private matter!

In the recent case of Garamukanwa v Solent NHS Trust an employer was held not to have breached an employee’s right to a private and family life (under Article 8..

Feb
16
2016

The Internet of Things v Privacy: what it means for the workplace

Summary • The rapid development of the internet of things and monitoring technology in the workplace has brought into focus the tension between employees’ right to privacy and employers’ business interests..

Aug
28
2015

‘Right to be forgotten' enforced against Google

The UK's data protection authority - the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) - has issued Google with an enforcement notice requiring it to remove links to certain news stories...

Aug
20
2015

High Court refuses to order compliance with data access request where search is unreasonable and disproportionate

Under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) an individual can make a request to an organisation to find out what personal data it holds on them (often referred to as..

Aug
14
2015

Fair dismissal following historic derogatory comments on Facebook

Employees should by now be aware of the dangers of venting their frustrations with employers on Facebook.  Recent cases have demonstrated that derogatory comments can lead to fair dismissals even..

Mar
19
2015

Enforced subject access requests now a criminal offence

The UK Information Commissioner's Office ("ICO")has produced guidance on the new law surrounding enforced subject access requests. A copy of the that guidance may be found here. Employers seeking to..



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