ICO Blog: Call for views: data protection and employment practices

Aug 12th '21

Anulka Clarke, Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Acting Director of Regulatory Assurance introduces a call to views. In this blog as the ICO look to update their Employment Practices guidance.


In recent times, working life has changed for millions of us in a way few could have predicted. Every industry sector and its workers have been impacted. Both in the public and private sector, and businesses large and small.


Artificial intelligence and machine learning are impacting the ways decisions are made about workers; monitoring technologies are more varied and widespread in use; and the COVID-19 pandemic has suddenly accelerated the trend for remote working and for obtaining health data.


When used in the workplace, these developments and other similar issues can impact on people’s privacy. It’s vital that employers understand how they can operate in the changing environment and build trust with their workers when it comes to protecting their information rights.


Data protection is not a barrier to the use of new technologies to improve and develop employment practices. Data protection enables innovation to happen responsibly, it builds trust between employers and workers.


Read the full article, here.


Source: ICO



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