This factsheet was last updated in August 2016.
What is data protection?
Data protection is a topical and extremely complex issue which all employers need to pay careful attention to.
All organisations must take steps to handle, process and store data responsibly and keep up-to-date with legal developments in this area. Data protection issues can have implications for most HR activities such as the handling of recruitment, employer references, record-keeping and performance monitoring.
Login or register for a free account to continue reading this factsheet and to learn about:
- What is data protection?
- The legal position
- Data protection at work
- Action plan for employers
- CIPD viewpoint
- Useful contacts
- Further reading