Key Considerations For Employers Regarding The Use Of CCTV Footage In Disciplinary ProceedingsPosted in : Labour & Superior Court Case Law Review Panel on 27 May 2020 Issues covered: Data Protection; Discipline and Grievance; Policies and Procedures
The use of CCTV footage in disciplinary proceedings has developed as a key feature in employment disputes over the past number of years. This issue was more recently considered in Doolin v The Data Protection Commissioner  IEHC 90, where the High Court determined that the permissible use of CCTV footage in an investigation to promote security and safety was unlawfully further processed in a disciplinary process.
This decision serves as a stark reminder to employers on the importance of processing employee data in a manner that is consistent with the original purpose for which it was collected and to ensure that its data protection policy is reviewed and updated on a regular basis.
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