Workplace Data Privacy
Our employment team contains a specialist group of employment lawyers who have expertise in handling the full range of workplace data privacy questions, from advising on: cross border data flows; monitoring; background checks and vetting; DSARs, ICO complaints; and the introduction of new technologies in the workplace.
Data Subject Access requests can prove particularly problematic to handle, involving as they often do, a huge volume of email correspondence which needs to be considered before disclosure. Handling these requests can be a headache for over-stretched in-house legal teams. Recognising this challenge we can offer a toolkit for a fixed fee with a menu of options which mixes strategic advice with practical assistance.
We can also help with:
- policies, notification and notices
- employee monitoring and investigations
- ICO investigations
- background checks and vetting
- BYOD, social media and LinkedIn
- data transfer
- data security
- manager training
- data awareness e-learning course
Find out more about how we support clients with their international workplace data privacy needs through the Ius Laboris Data Protection International Practice Group.
Data issues when tracking productivity with employees working from home10 August 2022
Linda Hynes has provided insight on the data issues that may occur when companies use technology to track productivity when working from home.
Diversity monitoring: what to collect and how to comply with the law19 June 2022
To improve the diversity of your workforce, you need to measure it, and this means collecting and monitoring data. But what questions should you ask employees about their individual characteristics and how can you handle that information lawfully? This article takes an in-depth look at these questions.
Coronavirus vaccination - FAQs for employers06 April 2022
On 21 February the government launched its “Living with Covid” strategy”. As a result of this, many of the Covid measures in England have changed significantly with implications for employers wishing to adopt a particular stance on vaccination.
It’s official Summer is here…the new UK SCCs consultation is out!17 August 2021
On 11 August, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published its long awaited consultation on the international data transfer mechanisms that it proposes to be used in a post-Brexit world.
Home and away when working from home means working abroad29 October 2020
Covid-19 is causing many employees to ask if they can work from “home” for an extended period in an overseas country - for example, because it is their home nation or their family is based there. This article explains the potential legal issues and how to avoid the traps.
Looming lockdowns and remote working – to what extent can employees be monitored?28 October 2020
With reports of businesses increasingly taking steps to monitor staff who are working remotely, this article discusses the legal considerations and how employers can strike an appropriate and fair balance between work and home life.
Dealing with Data Subject Access Requests27 October 2020
Receiving a Data Subject Access Request (a ‘DSAR’) can be tricky for any organisation. In addition to the additional work created for overstretched IT, HR and data privacy personnel, the potentially thousands of documents that a DSAR can cover need to be analysed, redacted and reproduced for the data subject, all within the deadline of a calendar month.