DATA PROTECTION - 02.07.2020
ICO’s IT security checklists for homeworkers
New guidance. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published new IT security checklists for employers who currently have staff working from home (see The next step ). These checklists aren’t exhaustive, but they do cover the common IT vulnerabilities which the ICO often sees exploited in homeworking settings. ...
CORONAVIRUS - DATA PROTECTION - 04.06.2020
New data protection and coronavirus information hub
The Information Commissioner’s Office has created an online information hub to help employers navigate data protection during the pandemic. What topics does it cover?
CORONAVIRUS - DATA PROTECTION - 18.05.2020
The ICO’s new coronavirus hub
In one place. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has created a new online data protection and coronavirus hub (see The next step ). It covers: data protection and working from home; security issues; bring your own device; video conferencing; sharing employees’ health information in your workplace and with third parties and how the ICO intends to carry out its duties during the pandemic. The online hub will be regularly updated. If a data protection and coronavirus query isn’t answered in the hub, you can contact the ICO on 0303 123 1113 for further advice. ...
VICARIOUS LIABILITY - 23.04.2020
Supreme Court rules no vicarious liability for employers
The Supreme Court has overturned the Court of Appeal’s rulings and found for the employers in two key cases on vicarious liability, one relating to alleged sexual assaults and the other a data protection breach. What are the implications?
DATA PROTECTION - 21.04.2020
Not liable for employee’s misuse of personal data
In 2013 a rogue employee deliberately disclosed the personal data of 100,000 colleagues. However, the Supreme Court has now ruled that the employer wasn’t vicariously liable for his actions. Why did it reach this decision?
CORONAVIRUS - GDPR - 08.04.2020
Coronavirus and GDPR breaches
During the coronavirus pandemic it’s possible that employers and their employees might inadvertently breach the GDPR. If this happens are you at risk of enforcement action?