The Impact of Data Protection legislation on Irish Employers

Posted in : Comyn Kelleher Tobin on Employment Law Precedents on 7 July 2011
Patrice O'Keeffe
Comyn Keller Tobin
Issues covered:

Case Name And Reference: Case Study 16: Employee obtains data from customer file for his own use [2010] IEDPC 16

Source: Data Protection Commissioner

Subject Matter: The impact of Data Protection legislation on Irish Employers

Employers need to be mindful of the implications of the Data Protection Act within the workplace. Any employer established in Ireland is a data controller for the purposes of the Irish Data Protection legislation as they collect and control personal data about their employees during the course of the employment relationship.


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Comyn Keller Tobin

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