The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is producing topic-specific guidance on employment practices and data protection. It has stated that it’s going to release its drafts of the different topic areas in stages and so add to the resource over time. To start this staged process off, it has now released its draft of the guidance on monitoring at work for public consultation.

The draft guidance aims to provide practical guidance for employers about monitoring workers in accordance with data protection legislation and to promote good practice. It covers such subject areas as how to lawfully monitor workers, identifying a lawful basis for processing, transparency, accountability, data protection impact assessments, and specific data protection considerations for different types of workplace monitoring. The ICO also intends to produce additional practical tools, such as checklists, to go alongside the guidance to help support employers’ employment practices.

The public consultation on the draft guidance will remain open until 11 January 2023.

Source: New feed