Data Protection

Welcome to Allen & Overy’s Employment Talk blog, sharing with you our views and insights into the latest trends, risks and developments in this fast moving area around the use and misuse of data. It covers privacy, big data, ICO, monitoring, subject access requests, international transfers and safe harbour principles.

Big data put to work

Inge Vanderreken

Data protection rules are being tightened to protect the privacy of consumers and employees across the world. In Europe, a new Regulation is being drawn up, which is backed up with the threat of significant financial penalties and criminal sanctions. The ECJ is also bolstering the right to data protection by giving individuals enhanced control Read More

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Employee Privacy

Susana Ng

In recent years, stricter regulations are imposed to regulate financial, workplace and other issues. Facing the new regulatory regime, businesses – especially multinational corporates – have increased the importance of conducting independent, internal investigations. At the same time, there is a rising trend in businesses outsourcing their data centres elsewhere and adopting the “bring your Read More

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