Data Protection, Privacy and Employment

Data Protection, Privacy and Employment
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  • 35m
  • Intermediate
  • Released 4th Oct 2021
  • Melissa Stock
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This presentation will cover four main areas where data protection and privacy is relevant in an employment context:

  1. Employee data and an employer’s obligations
  2. Surveillance
  3. Liability and rogue employees
  4. Breach of confidence

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Learning objectives:

  • An overview of the obligations on employers in the UK GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018;
  • Employee rights in relation to data protection and privacy
  • Employee surveillance and recent case law
  • Employer liability for rogue employees in data breaches (evaluating the case of WM Morrison Supermarket Plc)
  • A summary of the relevance of breach of confidence in an employment context


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Melissa Stock

Barrister • Normanton Chambers

Melissa is a practising data protection and privacy barrister representing and advising individuals, companies and non-governmental organisations. Melissa regularly advises on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Data Protection Act 2018, the European Convention on Human Rights, defamation and privacy claims. Certified as an Information Privacy Professional in European Data Law (CIPP/E) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Melissa also advises in a policy context for international organisations in addition to contentious practice.

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