Fairness under the DPA: public interests can outweigh those of the data subject – Panopticon

Posted June 19th, 2014 in data protection, news, police, professional conduct, public interest by sally

‘Suppose a departing employee was the subject of serious allegations which you never had the chance properly to investigate or determine. Should you mention these (unproven) allegations to a future employer? Difficult questions arise, in both ethical and legal terms. One aspect of the legal difficulty arises under data protection law: would it be fair to share that personal information with the prospective employer?’

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Panopticon, 18th June 2014

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