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Irish Data Protection Commissioner investigates alternative methods of employee vetting
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • June 18 2015

The Irish Data Protection Commissioner ("DPC") recently announced a plan to assess employers' compliance with the newly-commenced rules on "enforced

Communications monitoring in the workplace a short guide
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • European Union, Ireland
  • October 23 2014

Unrestricted use of email, social media and file hosting services can have damaging effects on employers' reputation and business. Bullying

Tribunal rules employee did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in regard to his work emails
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • October 14 2014

In Atkinson v Community Gateway Association UKEAT045712, the UK EAT held that accessing an employee's emails, in the course of a disciplinary

Employees beware email usage in the workplace
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • October 9 2014

The UK Employment Appeals Tribunal (the "EAT") has held that the use of emails by an employer discovered in the course of an employee disciplinary

Ireland and the UK ban forced subject access requests
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • September 19 2014

The practice of employers forcing employees or applicants to exercise subject access rights has been described by the UK's Information Commissioner's

Confidential information - taking confidential information with you - the legal issues
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • May 28 2014

The prolific growth in the use of social media has resulted in an increasing tension between employers and employees over social media account

Evaluating "bring your own devices" data protection and security considerations
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • June 28 2013

The seemingly unstoppable rise of bring your own devices ("BYOD") in enterprise heralds a new era of computing in business. A recent global survey by

BYOD what's all the fuss about?
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • May 24 2013

The latest hot topic in terms of IT usage in the workplace is the ever so trendy "Bring your own Device" policy (BYOD). BYOD, not to be confused with

Legal risks associated with bring your own device (BYOD) policies
  • LK Shields
  • Ireland
  • March 5 2013

BYOD (bring your own device) is a hot topic in the boardroom and for IT managers. BYOD involves allowing employees to use their own mobile devices

EU political update 14 - 18 January 2013
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • European Union, Ireland
  • January 14 2013

On 9 January, Ireland officially launched its detailed programme and priorities of the Six-month long Irish Presidency. The programme sets out