Employers’ Dos and Don’ts Checklist for Data Protection


Employers should:

  • tell individuals the purpose for requesting and storing personal data

  • tell individuals how personal data collected on them will be used and make sure that it is only used for those purposes

  • always seek employees’ consent to obtain data and information about them

  • treat all information and data as confidential and ensure that it is stored securely

  • ensure that it is processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner

  • keep all personal data held on individuals up to date, relevant and accurate

  • make sure the right internal procedures are in place to detect, report and investigate a personal data breach

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