The guidance on this page is suitable for all organisations. However, small businesses may wish to also use the resources on our small business web hub.
Guidance on data protection considerations when handing workers’ health information, including practical advice on handling sickness and injury records, occupational health schemes, medical examinations and testing, genetic testing, health monitoring and sharing workers' information.
Guidance on monitoring of workers by employers and how this interacts with data protection, including monitoring tools, specific data protection considerations and use of biometric data.
Answers to key questions on the right of access for employers, including what is the right of access, do people have to submit the request in a certain format, and whether you can clarify the request.
Checklists for employers using workers’ health information.
Checklists for employers monitoring workers.
Guidance to help you remain compliant with data protection law when you have people working from home.
The following guidance was produced under the previous data protection law. We are in the process of replacing it, but in the meantime we still consider the information useful.
Guidance on the impact of data protection laws on employment practices, including recruitment and selection, employment records, monitoring at work and information about workers’ health. Please note: This information has not been updated since the Data Protection Act 2018 became law, but we still consider the information useful.
This guidance supplements the main employment practices code of practice by giving additional information about issues covered in the code. Please note: This information has not been updated since the Data Protection Act 2018 became law, but we still consider the information useful
This guidance has been produced with the needs of small businesses in mind. It is designed to help them comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 when recruiting and employing workers. It is based on the Information Commissioner’s ‘Employment practices code’. Please note: This information has not been updated since the Data Protection Act 2018 became law, but we still consider the information useful.