Staff now have a right of access, subject to making a valid data access request, to see information that an employer holds on them.
Do you know what documents can be kept on your staff and when information needs to be removed from their files.
What do you do when you get a request for information from an outside body about a member of your staff?
How long after an employee leaves you should you keep their personell file?
The Information Commissioner has published extensive guidelines on how personal information about staff should be processed, managed and ultinately removed.
Have you registered with the Information Commissioner?
If not are you sure that you shouldn't be?
The Data Protection Act is an important piece of legislation and businesses need to comply with the law.