Data Protection Act for Employment

Course Overview:

This course is designed to raise understanding of the main issues surrounding the Data Protection Act with regard to employment processes and information.  The Codes of Practice will be discussed in a practical way so that delegates can relate the legislative requirements to their own HR and employment practices.

Course Objectives:

By the end of the session, delegates will have:

  • Gained an understanding of the main requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 and how it relates to employment processes and information
  • Gained an understanding of the main codes of practice and how they relate to workplace activities
  • Understood the responsibilities of employers and employees with regard to Data Protection

Course Content:

  • Data Protection legislation
  • What the legislation means to employers and employees
  • Who is covered by the legislation?
  • What information is covered by the legislation?
  • The eight general principles of the Act
  • What is meant by the term ‘sensitive information’
  • The Four Codes of Practice with regard to employment:
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Employment records
  • Monitoring at Work
  • Monitoring Workers Health


Half Day

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