Data protection

Employee data breaches hit five-year high

Breaches of employee data increased by 41% in 2023, analysis by the law firm Nockolds found.

Manchester United sued over HR data breach

Manchester United Football Club is reportedly being sued for up to £100,000 due to a data breach where confidential employee details were exposed.

ICO publishes employer guidance on lawful workplace monitoring

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published new guidance for employers implementing monitoring, such as health and safety surveillance cameras, keystroke and activity tracking and...

Interserve handed £4 million fine after staff data breach

Construction firm Interserve has been handed a £4.4 million fine by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) after hackers stole the personal data of 113,000 current and former employers.

Tricky areas of GDPR compliance

During the course of the employment relationship employers will process a wide range of employees’ personal data, including special categories

Preparing for employees' subject access requests

As much as HR should be hoping for genuine requests from concerned employees without a broader agenda, they should prepare for the worst