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Employment Law

With employee access to the internet and external email networks becoming the norm, employers are increasingly concerned with monitoring the activities of their employees at work. Within certain constraints, employers are vicariously liable for the actions of their employees, and many employers feel that giving employees access to the internet and email increases their chances of incurring liability, for example, for sexual harassment claims or for defamatory statements made on email networks. Employers are not only concerned with their potential liability to third parties but also with the potential to become the target of fraud. Breaches of security or confidentiality are also of concern.

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Social Media Prosecution Guidelines Set Out
Prosecutors in Scotland have set out new guidelines as to whether messages posted on social media should be treated as a crime. 

Hotel Booking Firm Fined Over Data Breach

Worldview Limited recently fined £7,500 by ICO for failing to appropriately secure personal data.  

ICO Warns Employees Stealing Personal Information is a Crime

The ICO recently warned employees that the removal of personal information of their employer when they change employment constitutes a criminal offence.

Compulsory Disclosure of Minor Spent Convictions Breaches Human Rights, Rules Supreme Court

The UK's highest appellate court found that forced disclosure of all spent convictions, including cautions, under the Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate breaches Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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