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.
Employers duties under the National Security Law from a Data Privacy Perspective17 August 2020
The Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the “NSL”) came into force on 30 June 2020 and raises data privacy concerns for businesses operating in the city.
Data privacy and trust in the workplace – is a profound shift underway?02 July 2020
“It takes a lot to inform massive shifts in our thinking, ways we work, ways we live, ways we imagine our worlds. What it takes for that massive shift isn’t just technology, it is apparatus and systems sitting around that to make it appear trustworthy and safe.” Genevieve Bell Director 3Ai, VP and Senior Fellow at Intel
Home and away – when ‘working from home’ means working abroad24 June 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.
ICO survey on processing data about criminal convictions31 January 2020
The ICO wants to find out if data controllers understand the data protection issues involved in processing information about criminal offences and convictions
Cookie consent is a box-ticking exercise after all!16 October 2019
Heat Network Regulations – Data Centres30 September 2019
The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 (the “Regulations”) were introduced as part of the continued drive for better energy efficiency (and reduced emissions) around the European Union.
Processing personal data and consent in the employment context – what are the issues?07 August 2019
The Hellenic Data Protection Authority has imposed a €150,000 fine against an employer which had inappropriately relied on consent as the lawful basis for processing employee data. This decision is an important reminder for employers and data controllers on the limitations of using consent as a valid basis for processing employee data in the post- 25 May 2018 EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) landscape.
Data security breaches - a tale of two airlines25 July 2019
Recent decisions by privacy regulators in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong have highlighted contrasting approaches towards data security breaches affecting customers of two major airlines.