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Employers and insurers will soon be banned from forcing access to personal data, ICO warns

Forthcoming changes to the law will prevent employers, insurers and other organisations from forcing individuals to access personal data held about them by others and reveal the results to the party requesting that information, the data protection watchdog... 19 Feb 2014

UK criminal record disclosure laws deemed to infringe individuals' privacy rights

UK laws that set out a "blanket" requirement that job applicants disclose to employers all of the "recordable" criminal convictions and police warnings they have been given are incompatible with individuals' right to privacy, the Court of Appeal has ruled.... 31 Jan 2013

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    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in June 2011. From time to time, organisations are asked to give references for current or former employees, or they request references from other...

Employers struggling to get to grips with agency worker rules one year on says expert

Employers are still struggling with some aspects of new rules giving agency workers the same rights and conditions as permanent staff one year after the changes came into force, an employment law expert has said. 02 Oct 2012

Government announces skills funding commitments

Organisations in the energy, health and creative industries are among those selected to receive funding to help improve the workplace skills of potential workers, the Government has said. 10 Oct 2011

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