What happens if personal data is hacked? Does the employer have liability?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 5 April 2016
Where an employer holds personal data relating to its employees (or any other third parties), the employer will be a Data Controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 (the "Acts"). A Data Controller has various obligations under the Acts in relation to the control and safekeeping of such personal data. In particular, the Acts provide that Data Controllers must process personal data in a manner that respects the rights of data subjects (i.e. employees and third parties) to have their data processed fairly and also to take appropriate measures to protect the security of the personal data under its control. Where personal data has been “hacked" or there has been an
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