The ICO’s Monitoring at Work Guidance: Time for action

20 February 2024

Lewis Silkin, London


How do you balance data protection law with necessary monitoring and avoid excessive surveillance of your workers?

Date: Tuesday 20 February 2024
Times: 15.00 to 17.30 followed by drinks
Location: Lewis Silkin, London
Type: In-person only
CPE Credits: up to 2

This event will explore how organisations are implementing the ICO's recent Employment practices and data protection: monitoring workers guidance.

The ICO’s guidance aims to:

  • Help provide greater certainty for organisations about how the ICO will interpret relevant law and regulation as it relates to monitoring workers
  • Protect workers’ data protection rights
  • Help employers to build trust with workers both directly employed and via contractors

In this session we will:

  • Learn about the changes the new guidance brings and how the ICO expects employers to respond
  • Explore the nuances in the EU (with a focus on Germany) about monitoring (and how it can be hard to have a “one size fits all approach” which works in the UK, France, Germany et al)
  • Discuss Artificial Intelligence in the worker monitoring space and what employers need to know
  • Analyse how works councils and employee representative bodies approach worker monitoring
  • And finally - (Try to) Answer all and any questions you might have

Keeping employment records: We will also cover the ICO’s latest consultation, published in December, on keeping employment records, and recruitment and selection. Issues include the kinds of records which employers can keep on their workers, how to lawfully process workers’ personal information and whether organisations can rely on employees’ consent. Other interesting areas include processing personal data in mergers and acquisitions, collecting workers’ information to use for equal opportunity monitoring, and what to consider when providing references.




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Lewis Silkin Data Privacy blog - New ICO guidance - employment practices and data protection

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