Data Protection At Work: Introduction & Case Study
http://www.tvchoice.uk.com – Data Protection At Work: Introduction & Case Study – 23 mins, 2012
What is meant by data protection? Why is it important? What does it mean to an employee?
INTRODUCTION 5 mins
The data protection act was passed to protect individuals from their personal information being used for purposes other than for which it was intended — and possibly misused. But how does data protection affect people at work? And what problems does it pose for employers?
CASE STUDY: THE WORRIED EMPLOYEE 6 mins
Rosie is worried she may lose her job because of mistakes in her company’s personnel records. She wants to check the information her employer holds on her. But what information does her company have? Has she got a right to see it?
INFORMATION COMMISSIONER 12 mins
David Smith explains his role as information commissioner and how he and his colleagues try to enforce the data protection law. He can fine companies for breaking the law — but why does he believe data protection so important? What extra powers does he wish he had?
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