Data protection and privacy
On 23 November 2018, the European Data Protection Board published its draft guidelines on Article 3 of the GDPR, being the provision that sets out the territorial scope of Europe’s data protection legislation. The GDPR seeks (via Article 3) to extend … Continue reading
Unlock has published new guidance for employers on criminal record checks, to which the ICO has contributed. The guidance states that checks at the application stage are unlikely to be necessary for most jobs and therefore likely to be a … Continue reading
The UK data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Ofﬁce (ICO), has issued its first enforcement notice under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The notice is particularly noteworthy because it has been issued against a company located in Canada, which … Continue reading
UK: Court of Appeal upholds employer vicarious liability for employee data breach and serious assault
The Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court decision in Morrisons Supermarkets Plc v Various Claimants that an employer can be vicariously liable for an employee’s misuse of data even where it has done as much as reasonably possible to … Continue reading
UK: Government’s white paper on future relationship and technical notes in the event of a Brexit no-deal
Over the summer the Government published its white paper on the future UK-EU relationship post transitional period, covering a wide range of issues including immigration and employment. On immigration, the Government stated that it recognises the importance of moving and … Continue reading
Under the Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”) any company which handles personal data will be deemed a ‘data handler’ and must comply with strict requirements. This includes employee personal data.
In many industries, it is a requirement that certain individuals performing regulated activities are, and remain, fit and proper. For example, these requirements will apply to certain individuals who are subject to the oversight of financial services regulators such as … Continue reading
We continue our review of the different obligations employers have around the region in relation to collecting, using and storing employee data by looking at some further common issues.
An organisation’s obligations in respect of managing personal information vary greatly from country to country. We consider the different obligations employers have around the region in relation to collecting, using and storing employee data.