Mobile phone tracking opens up potential minefield for employers

Morrison, Fiona; McIlroy, Elaine
March 2009
People Management;3/12/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p38
The article discusses the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) in Great Britain. This law imposes restriction about the kind of information employers can collect on their staff and where they will use it. The employment code of practice Monitoring At Work centers on how to comply with the act's core principles. It is stated that employers must obtain employee information for lawful purposes only and show that monitoring is in the legitimate interests of the organization. Moreover, the employment code stressed that employees have a right to privacy at work.


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