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Vol 21 No 11 Nov/Dec 2016

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Data Protection: Legal Compliance and Good Practice for Employers 2ed


ISBN13: 9781847662620
Previous Edition ISBN: 0754524469
Published: October 2008
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



This user-friendly handbook provides clear and practical advice on how to comply with the Data ProtectionAct in the workplace. It considers the wide-range of data protection issues that face every HR professional and data protection officer and offers guidance on implementing compliant processes in the following areas:-

  • Recruitment and selection
  • Respect of employee records
  • Equality and equal opportunities monitoring
  • Who is the data controller
  • The registration process
  • Retention periods for HR and payroll records
  • Processing of sensitive data and data security
This new 2nd edition is packed full of information on the latest legal changes and developments, including:-
  • The new regime of penalties and enforcement provisions under the Data Protection Act
  • The new statutory duty to provide informationabout employees under TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings legislation)
  • Advice on how to comply with data protection principles when checking if foreign nationals have the right to work in the UK under the new Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act
  • Updated information on health records taking into account the revisions to the Disability Discrimination Act
  • A completely new chapter on the Freedom of Information Act
  • More detailed information on the data protection principles
  • Recent court decisions, eg on ownership of contact lists
  • Information about the new National Staff Dismissal Register
  • New sections on the dangers of new technology and the use of social networking sites by employers to vet potential recruits