Data Protection Policy

Posted in : Jan on 25 January 2013
Linda Hynes
Lewis Silkin
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This month’s topic focuses on data protection and Linda has prepared a sample policy to guide you on implementing or reviewing a workplace data protection policy. The sample policy sets out guidance in respect of employee data and also guidance for employees who themselves handle data and how this must be processed and maintained in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1988 and Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003.

Linda also recommends that along with a data protection policy, employers should include an express clause regarding consent in respect of data protection in contracts of employment. If data will be transferred outside of the Republic of Ireland the employer should also

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Linda Hynes
Lewis Silkin

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