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June/July 2015 (vol. 12/1)

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Expert Witness: Health, work and data protection, Part 2

Part 2: OH and the data protection principles

Summary:

In the second of a two-part series1, Diana Kloss explains the importance of the Data Protection Act for OH practice.       

OCCUPATIONAL health (OH) professionals are for the most part concerned with data relating to the health of individuals, but the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) also covers all kinds of other information, for example, data about family members, previous employment, criminal convictions, trade union membership, and even…

Diana Kloss is a barrister, former part-time employment judge, Acas arbitrator and author.

Author: Diana Kloss

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Occupational Health at Work June/July 2015 (vol. 12/1) pp29-30

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