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The Data Protection Act and Employee Data – what happens?

Posted on Thursday, 22nd August 2013 by

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Any employer who processes the personal data (names, telephone numbers, addresses and job titles) by holding, using or disclosing the data will be subject to the Data Protection Act 2008.

The Data Protection Act requires an employer to be registered with the Information Commissioners Office and for the informed consent of Employees to be obtained particularly where any sensitive data of the employee is being processed.

The Data Protection Act consists of 8 principles which govern how data should be held and processed. All employers should have a data protection policy in place which has been communicated to and agreed by all affected employees.

Failure to comply with the Data Protection Act can lead to both civil and criminal sanctions meaning employers need to have and follow clear policies.  We can draft data protection policies and advise on all areas of data protection, if you would like to find out more please contact Andrew Robinson on 0116 266 5394 or email andrew.r@ehlsolicitors.co.uk

Andrew is a Commercial & Employment Law solicitor in Leicester. Our Solicitors in Leicester are experts in their fields and dedicated to quality client care. If you would like to find out more about our solicitors in Leicester please contact us.

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Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
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