The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is calling for views on data protection and employment practices to help shape its upcoming guidance products.

The ICO has previously published detailed employment practices guidance, including the Employment Practices Code, supplementary guidance and the quick guide, but it has not been updated since the UK GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 became law. Therefore, the ICO is planning to replace its existing guidance with a new, more user-friendly online resource with topic-specific areas, covering such topics as recruitment selection and verification, employment records, monitoring at work and information about workers’ health. The new guidance will both address the changes in data protection law and reflect the changes in the ways employers use technology and interact with staff.

The ICO is seeking input from relevant stakeholders, including employers, professional associations, those representing the interests of staff, recruitment agencies, employment dispute resolution bodies, workers (including contractors and gig and platform workers), volunteers and employees, as well as suppliers of employment technology solutions. The closing date for responses is 21 October 2021.

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