FOI and Subject Access Request Misconduct

The FOI Man blog has reported on the first prosecution by the Information Commissioner (ICO) under section 77 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. This provides that where a public authority has received a request for information it is a criminal offence for a person to alter that information with intent to prevent disclosure. … Continue reading FOI and Subject Access Request Misconduct

The Data Protection Act and Victimisation

The Data Protection Act 2018 has broadly been described as a positive re-inforcement of the data rights of individuals, including workers. This is a fair summary but it is not a completely positive development in that the Act has actually curtailed the rights of an worker to see what their employers and former employers have … Continue reading The Data Protection Act and Victimisation

Time for Celebration? The employment law implications of the Cliff Richard Judgement

Aside from the pathetic pun the title of this post is also misleading, I don't think there are any significant employment law implications of Cliff Richards recent Human Rights Act victory against the BBC. However, I do think the judgement, if it stands (I am not sure it will upon appeal), could have some significance … Continue reading Time for Celebration? The employment law implications of the Cliff Richard Judgement

Unfair Dismissal because of Subject Access Request failure

The Data Protection Act 1998 allows any person to request a copy of the personal information an organisation holds on them, this includes a request from an employee to their employer. Making such a request is termed a 'subject access request'. Once an employer receives such a request they must - subject to a few … Continue reading Unfair Dismissal because of Subject Access Request failure