EMPLOYEE HEALTH DATA – AN EMPLOYER’S LEGAL OBLIGATIONS
Paula Williamson, Solicitor   
June 2006   
  
When an employer processes an information about its worker’s health, it should have its corporate eye on the requirements of not just the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) but also the common law duty of confidence and Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the right to a private life).
Why Data Protection training is important.
Carol Hufton, data protection trainer to the Information Commissioner’s staff and consultant with The Information Law Practice explains why failing to train staff in data protection is not an option.
ACCESSING INFORMATION HELD BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES - IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CASE-LAW
Freedom of Information is not the only way to access information relating to how local authorities are spending public monies. Such information may sometimes also be accessed under another much less well known enactment, namely the Audit Commission Act 1998 (ACA). Anya Proops, Information Law barrister at 11 KBW looks at 2 important recent judgements on accessing local authority information.
Revisions to Section 46 Code of practice on Records Management
Philip Jones discusses the revisions to The Section 46 Code of Practice on Records Management.
"What Becomes of Police Officers Convicted of Drunk Driving?"
“Our Man in Scotland”, Allan Graham, examines a recent freedom of information decision by the Scottish Information Commissioner which turned on the ever present tension between freedom of information and data protection.
Data Protection for Schools Compliance Checklist
Here is a simple “bullet point” list of actions your school should take to work towards compliance with the Data Protection Act. It is a non - exhaustive list, designed as a foundation to build upon.
Using Pupil Biometrics Lawfully: The New Order
If you are a school, sixth form college or 16 – 19 Academy that currently uses or plans to use pupil biometric information for automated biometric recognition systems now is the time to prepare for new legal rules which come into force in September 2013.