Temporary staff ‘must receive data protection training’

Posted on 15 Jan 2014 in Business, Information, News

Temporary staff ‘must receive data protection training’

Employers must ensure that temporary staff who regularly process personal information receive adequate data protection training, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has warned. The warning follows recent data breaches at the Great Ormond Street Hospital, where letters including information about patients’ treatment were sent to incorrect addresses by temporary workers who had not received sufficient data protection training. Sally Anne Poole, ICO Enforcement Group Manager, said that while many firms take on temporary staff over the Christmas period, they are still responsible for ensuring personal information is processed correctly.

There is more about the ICO’s warning at:
http://www.workplacelaw.net/human-resources/news/49783/ico-issues-data-protection-warning-to-employers

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