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Accuracy of Personal Information
Accuracy of Personal Information
Businesses store personal information about people and are obliged by law to ensure that it is accurate. Individuals have a right to check and amend their own data....
Contract Workers and Privacy
Contract Workers and Privacy
If a business employs workers on short-term contracts, there are a number of security concerns on both sides on top of those concerning permanent staff....
Controlling Access to Personal Information
Controlling Access to Personal Information
Companies' obligations under the Data Protection Act to control access to personal information and how individuals may protect their own data....
Disposal of Outdated Personal Information
Disposal of Outdated Personal Information
The Data Protection Act specifies that personal data must be disposed of once it has served its purpose....
Employee Drug Testing
Employee Drug Testing
In some industries, drug testing of employees is normal practice. As the use of such tests spreads to other areas, privacy concerns are becoming more widespread....
Employee Medical Histories
Employee Medical Histories
A high-level medical history may form part of an employee’s permanent record. This article discusses the privacy issues of this situation....
Ensuring Physical Privacy for Employees
Ensuring Physical Privacy for Employees
All employees require some degree of privacy in the workplace. We discuss the issue of physical privacy for staff, their work and their personal possessions....
Getting Employees to Care About Privacy
Getting Employees to Care About Privacy
It is important that employees handling personal information respect its privacy and understand the importance of keeping the data confidential and up to date....
Permanent Employee Records and Privacy
Permanent Employee Records and Privacy
If records are to be kept permanently, their security must be carefully managed to protect the privacy of current and past employees....
Privacy and the Human Resources Dept
Privacy and the Human Resources Dept
Human resources can be as much about managing information as it is about managing people. It is important that the personal information held in this department is kept…...
Privacy of Employee Remuneration
Privacy of Employee Remuneration
Although some people like to boast about their earnings, most like to keep the details to themselves....
Using Pictures of Employees
Using Pictures of Employees
If employees don’t wish to have their pictures used by the business they work for, they may not just be camera shy; they may have legitimate concerns about their privacy....
Vetting Potential Employees
Vetting Potential Employees
Many employers vet potential staff as part of their recruitment process. Employees therefore need to know what type of screening may apply to them....
Writing an Official Privacy Policy
Writing an Official Privacy Policy
An organisation that holds personal data about living people should protect those people, and itself, by having an official privacy policy....
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