Data Protection

The Use of CCTV in Disciplinary Hearings in the Workplace-Interesting High Court Decision (February 2020)

The conflict of rights in the workplace between employer and employee concerning the use of cctv in the workplace, and its use in disciplinary processes, was dealt with by the High Court in February 2020. The case was Doolin v The Data Protection Commissioner [2020] IEHC 90 and it was an appeal from the Circuit …

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GDPR, Subject Access Requests, and Coronavirus/COVID-19

How does COVID-19 impact on your GDPR rights and obligations? The Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has caused problems in all areas of life, including the difficulties posed regarding responding to data subject requests. The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has issued guidelines, whilst pointing out that the timelines for responding to requests has not changed. Advice for …

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The Use of Private Investigators By Employers-Caution Needed

Have you been tempted to engage the services of a private investigator to carry out surveillance on one of your employees? Perhaps you are trying to gather evidence of breach of a restrictive covenant in the contract of employment?  Or maybe you want to ascertain if an employee is working somewhere else or carrying on …

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Employees’ Privacy in the Workplace-Interesting Decision of the European Court of Human Rights

An interesting case came before the the European Court of Human Rights in September, 2017. The case was the Barbulescu case and concerns the extent to which employees are entitled to privacy in the workplace. Factual Background Mr. Barbulescu was a Romanian engineer. His employer asked him to set up an instant messaging account for …

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