Tag Archives: Data Protection Act

How to make time fly – HR preparation for the GDPR

Exactly one year from today, Brexit notwithstanding, the EU General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect. This is aimed primarily at commercial progressing of customer data but still has significant ramifications for HR’s handling of employee data. Compliance with the Data Protection Act as it stands will not be enough to protect against breaches of … Continue Reading

Keeping your eyes on the road – are there limits to a UK employer’s monitoring of staff movements?

How would you feel about your employer knowing where you are 24 hours a day? News reaches us of a claim by an employee dismissed in the US for deleting a smartphone app Xora which her management had required her to install as part of its mobile workforce management systems.  Xora bills itself (with callous … Continue Reading

Dismissal for carelessness – the law of unintended consequences

No doubt an enormous amount of reciprocal finger-pointing going on at recruitment group Hays at the moment following its inadvertently sending 800 people at the Royal Bank of Scotland  the pay details of some 3,000 contractors and temps on the Bank’s books. As reported in financial services website hereisthecitynews.com  this week, RBS is said with … Continue Reading