Tag Archives: data protection

Employee Data Subject Access Requests in the UK: Part 4 – how to deal with mixed data

In part 1 of this blog series, we asked how employers facing a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR) should be dealing with ‘mixed data’ cases, i.e. when a third party’s personal data is intertwined with that of the requester? Mixed data comes in many forms; for example, an email from John to a colleague saying … Continue Reading

Employee Data Subject Access Requests: Part 3 – DSARs and proportionality – limiting the search (UK)

Some DSARs can be wonderfully straightforward: “Can I have a copy of my personnel file?” “Absolutely, here you go” “Can I have a copy of the notes from my appeal hearing?” “Of course, all yours. Any time” However, a large number of DSARs submitted by employees are far more taxing: “Can I have all personal … Continue Reading

Employee Data Subject Access Requests: Part 2 – It’s complicated – extending the DSAR deadline (UK)

In the second of our five part blog series on Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs), we examine the notion of “complexity” and how that might affect the way you respond as an employer to a DSAR. What is “complex”? Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), data controllers must respond to DSARs “without undue delay … Continue Reading

Employee Data Subject Access Requests: Part 1 – where are we now and what questions remain? (UK)

Just when we thought we were getting to grips with some of the stickier issues around Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs), then along comes the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and numerous new ambiguities over how its DSAR provisions might work in practice.  We are waiting for the ICO’s guidance and update on its … Continue Reading

Employee Wellbeing Programmes (UK)

With a clear link between increased employee wellbeing (both in terms of physical and mental health) and reduced sickness absence, many employers may use renewed New Year ambitions to adopt or promote employee wellbeing programmes. Businesses have introduced measures including step challenges with free pedometers, fruit ‘desk drops’ and health monitoring stations in the workplace. … Continue Reading

New Russian Data Protection Requirements – Latest Position

On 1 September 2015 new requirements relating to the storage of personal data will come into force in Russia.  These changes are highly controversial, as they will require any databases used to process the personal data of Russian citizens to be physically located in Russia. When these changes were first announced it seemed they would … 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

Whistleblowing hotline compliance issues in Europe – Part 2

This is the second part of my series of posts looking at traps for the unwary when setting up a hotline for whistleblowers in your European operations.  Read Part 1.   Notifications and Authorisations  Some EU Data Privacy Authorities, for example in France, require their prior authorisation to be sought before a hotline is implemented. Many … Continue Reading

Webinar: ‘Spotlight on Key Labour and Employment Issues – Russia’

Squire Sanders is presenting a series of webinars focussing on the key labour and employment issues in various countries throughout Europe, Asia Pacific and the United States. On 28 November 2012 at 2.00pm GMT (9.00am EST, 3.00pm CET, 6.00pm MSK), the featured country is Russia.  Irina Golovanova and Alexey Pashinskiy from Squire Sanders’ Moscow office … Continue Reading

Handling data breaches

Organisations need to protect and preserve their intellectual assets with vigilance in the face of increasing risk of data theft and loss.   Not only is there the risk of financial and reputational damage when data is lost, stolen or compromised but in the new regulatory climate, serious breaches of personal data security now attract more … Continue Reading
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