Data Protection and Monitoring Employees

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Course Overview

The Data Protection Act 1998 is one of the most important pieces of legislation to date and sets out the principles regarding the retaining and using of personal information.

It is essential that employers are aware of the responsibility which the Datalaw Protection Act 1998 places on them in terms of the processing of information and the monitoring of employees and the consequences should they fail to adhere to this legislation, including the possibility of a criminal conviction.

This course will consider the circumstances in which an employer can monitor an employee, the steps to be taken when monitoring employees and the methods of monitoring including the monitoring of electronic communications, covert, in vehicle and the monitoring of social media.

Experienced lecturer Sue Edwards will discuss the guidance offered by the Information Commissioner’s Office and the practical steps which employers can take to protect themselves including the use of impact assessments and the implementation of their own in-house policies.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch 1 hour recorded webinar
  • This course provides one CPD point.

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:

    • Understand the background to the Datalaw Protection Act and what this covers
    • Appreciate the impact of the Act on monitoring employees
    • Have considered the guidelines which govern the monitoring of employees
    • Be familiar with the methods which an employer can monitor employees and the circumstances in which these methods can be used
    • Be able to advise employers regarding the process which they can put in place to assist with the monitoring of employees and ensure compliance with the Data Protection Act

What is the target audience?

  • Practitioners



About Instructor - Sue Edwards

Susan Edwards is a solicitor and entrepreneur who founded Law Hound Ltd, an online organisation which has taken a fresh approach to supplying law and compliance training in a no-nonsense and commercial way.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


  • Notes
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  • £ 60