Employee liable for data protection breach

Even a relatively small data protection breach can have serious consequences for those involved. An individual was fined £850 plus costs in a recent case. Facts of the case An apprentice at Southwark Council was investigated by the Information Commissioner’s… Read on

Monitoring employee email: how far can you go?

We have recently reported on an important European Court of Human Rights decision (Barbulescu) in which the ECHR held that Mr Barbulescu’s emails should not have formed evidence against him during his dismissal for excessive use of personal messaging during… Read on

Employees secure right to privacy for emails in work

On 5 September 2017, the Grand Chamber, which hears appeals from the European Court of Human Rights, confirmed that an employer’s access to its employees’ messages on the employer’s communications system without first obtaining the consent of its employee was… Read on

Criminal sanction for forwarding CVs

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has criminalised and fined a recruitment agent for emailing the CVs of 26 job applicants to his new employer. This came to light when the recruitment agent’s former employer discovered that candidates were being submitted… Read on