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Employment Law Focus: GDPR and access requests

In our latest episode we look at the profound impact that GDPR has had on HR teams.

One of the biggest challenges has been an increase in the number of requests from employees for a copy of the personal data the company holds about them.

This often happens as part of threatened litigation, and can be an overwhelming task.

In this episode, we take an in-depth look at:

  • The right to refuse or extend a request;
  • How to search, including the appropriate timeframe, terms and systems and whether you need to include instant messaging, texts or WhatsApps; and
  • How to respond, including what you do and don’t need to disclose. 

Siobhan Fitzgerald (employment partner) and Emma Erskine-Fox (data privacy and protection associate) share their thoughts and experiences on how to make the right judgement call and how to avoid a fine, compensation or another penalty.

In our news round-up we cover:

  • How much home working is too much, according to a new report?
  • Can employers be held vicariously liable for a data breach by a disgruntled employee?
  • Is the use of facial recognition technology legal?

Send us your questions for the next episode – email emplawpodcast@tltsolicitors.com or tweet us using the hashtag #TLTemploymentpodcast and tagging @TLT_Employment

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