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.
Coronavirus vaccination - FAQs for employers26 March 2021
Employers are facing many difficult and untested employment law issues as the UK rolls out its Covid-19 vaccination programme. These FAQs cover whether an employer can make vaccination compulsory for its employees, alternatives to a mandatory requirement, time off for vaccine appointments, dealing with vaccine objectors, data privacy concerns and other issues.
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.
ICO publishes updated Data Subject Access Request guidance23 October 2020
Two and a half years after the GDPR came into force, the ICO have published their long awaited guidance on Data Subject Access Requests (“DSARs”).
Record €35 million fine for excessive employee monitoring08 October 2020
An employer in Germany has been fined over €35 million under the General Data Protection Regulation for unlawfully monitoring its employees. What impact could this have on employers in the UK?
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