Tag Archives: Information Commissioner

Suspect Employee Disloyalty? The Rules for Monitoring at Work

Suspect Employee Disloyalty? The Rules for Monitoring at Work

Just over a decade ago amid increasing threats from terrorism and organised crime, the UK’s interception of communications regime was updated to include the lawful interception of email, the Internet and other online technologies. Unauthorised interception of electronic communications was banned outright. Yet organisations would still need to have control over their own business systems for lawful business practices. […]

The Environmental Information Regulations 2004

The Environmental Information Regulations 2004

Reference: UK/2004/SI/3391 If you are a public authority you have a legal obligation under The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 to provide information about the environment through an approved publication scheme and in response to requests. What is environmental information? Environmental information includes the state of the elements of the environment, such as air, water, soil, land; […]

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Freedom of Information Act 2000

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI Act) establishes the disclosure regime for information held by public authorities or by persons providing services for public authorities. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (Text) also amends the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Public Records Act 1958. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (Text) only applies to England, Wales and Northern Ireland, […]

Coroners and Justice Act 2009

Coroners and Justice Act 2009

The UK Coroners and Justice Act 2009 sets out offences for non-photographic visual depictions of child sex abuse displayed online. The Coroners and Justice Act 2009 makes it illegal to own pornographic pictures depicting under-18s participating in sexual activities, or depictions of sexual activity in the presence of someone under 18. IT professionals need to be aware of […]