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£120,000 fine for unencrypted USB stick


GDPR and subject access requests

Currently, you have 40 days to respond to a subject access request (SAR) and can charge a £10 fee. What will happen when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018? More...


OK to fit monitoring sensors under desks?

In August 2017 it was reported that Barclays had anonymously put devices that monitor heat and motion under employees’ desks. This sounds like an effective way to see what staff get up to but what’s the potential problem? More...


Goodbye to the Data Protection Act 1998


Grievances: a right to see your investigation notes?

An employee recently raised a grievance and is unhappy about how you dealt with it. They now want you to disclose all written documentation relating to your investigation. Must you comply with their request? More...


Convicted for having CCTV

An employer who installed CCTV on business premises has been convicted of a criminal offence under the Data Protection Act 1998. You can have CCTV but what did this employer fail to do? More...


£9,000 award for botched absence investigation

When the Metropolitan Police discovered an officer had gone on holiday to Barbados whilst off sick, it launched a disciplinary investigation. However, one fatal error cost it £9,000 in damages. What do you need to know? More...


Employee prosecuted for selling client data

Staff who have access to your clients’ personal data may be tempted to sell or pass it onto a competitor. However, as one employee has just found out, this amounts to a criminal offence. What should all employees know? More...


Dealing with a blanket subject access request

You’ve received a subject access request from an employee who says that they want you to disclose “everything that mentions them”. Do they have a right to receive a hard copy of any record or document which has their name in it? More...


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Last updated: 21.02.2020

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