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Covid-19 – Workplace Testing and Monitoring

The ICO has published guidance on Covid -19 workplace testing and monitoring. Whilst some organisations have been engaged in testing for several weeks now, others are planning to return to the workplace and have questions about what is and isn’t…

Vicarious liability – A sigh of relief

In WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants the Supreme Court was required to address the following question: If an employee steals the payroll data of his employer’s staff and publishes it online in a vendetta against his employer, should his…

Privacy rights and ‘citizen journalists’

Recent media coverage of the treatment meted out to politicians and journalists under the guise of political protest has highlighted the use of mobile phones to record video footage, and the posting of such footage to the internet. In that context,…

Care homes briefing 188 – New powers given to fine directors

Providers will be well aware of their obligations in relation to data protection particularly following the coming into force of GDPR.[1] The Information Commissioner’s powers to fine individuals has recently been extended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendment) Regulations 2018.[2] The…

Subject access requests and health records

The right of patients to access their personal data is not new. The GDPR made some potentially significant changes to that right including abolishing fees (in most cases) and shortening the timescale for data controllers to respond to subject access…