The Importance of the "Right to be Forgotten"

Posted in : Amorys Solicitors on Privacy & Data Issues on 23 March 2016
Davnet O’Driscoll
Amorys Solicitors
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At the moment, the Data Protection Acts 1988-2003 provide that employees have the right to request their employer (who are “data controllers”) to rectify, erase, or block personal data accessible by them if it is incomplete, inaccurate or not up to date. 

Personal data includes an employee’s HR file, reference checks, medical information, details of accidents or other claims, information in investigation and disciplinary processes, redundancy or dismissal of the employee.  There are restrictions preventing access by employees to certain data, for example information relating to investigating or detecting offences, and legally privileged information.

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This article is correct at 23/03/2016

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Davnet O’Driscoll
Amorys Solicitors

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