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The rise of the intelligent business: Spotlight on employers

Data is ubiquitous in the employment context: it is processed from the point at which a job application or CV is received if not before (such as profiling of potential candidates through LinkedIn, for example), right through to beyond the termination of employment (for example when references are given).

Source: The rise of the intelligent business: Spotlight on employers | Herbert Smith Freehills | Global law firm

The Importance of HR to Cybersecurity 

After a cybersecurity breach, second guessing can often turn into a blood sport. The business often blames Human Resources and the HR department is quick to say that they were not given enough information or blames IT. This kind of tension is far too common and nonproductive. Communication and creativity on all sides are essential to identifying and preventing cybersecurity threats. This article discusses some simple proactive steps that you can take now to help you recognize potential issues before it’s too late.

Source: Could We Have Seen This Coming? – The Importance of HR to Cybersecurity — Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum — December 20, 2017

Video surveillance at work breached employee privacy, ECHR rules

An international court has ruled that video surveillance of lecture halls where a professor worked violated his right to privacy, in a case that should cause employers to rethink if and how they use workplace surveillance and monitoring tools.

Source: Video surveillance at work breached employee privacy, ECHR rules – People Management Magazine Online

Australia: surveillance at workspace

The rise of smartphones means that businesses and their employees are using social media at unprecedented levels as a working tool, but also for personal use while at work.

The Australian employment landscape has seen other technological advancements changing the way that employers and employees carry out their day-to-day tasks. How effectively businesses manage and respond to these changes is increasingly becoming the point of difference in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

Source: Keeping Up With The Times – FCB Group

Employer liable for disgruntled employee’s deliberate data breach

WM Morrisons Supermarket plc have been held liable to 5,518 of their employees for a deliberate data breach by a rogue employee, Andrew Skelton. Skelton had been employed by Morrisons as a senior IT auditor. In the course of his duties he was required to collate employee data for Morrisons’ external auditors.

Source: Employer liable for disgruntled employee’s deliberate data breach

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