Enforced subject access: what you need to know about section 56 of the Data Protection Act

Data protection criminal record

by David Cook Under Section 56 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), it will soon be a criminal offence for an employer or other third party to require a data subject to supply records obtained through a subject access request. An employer, or a supplier of goods and services, cannot therefore make employment or […]

Maternity leave: a fair deal for returning mothers?


Six out of ten mothers think their careers were “derailed” and they faced open discrimination after becoming pregnant, new research by Slater & Gordon has revealed. What laws are already in place to protect mothers returning to the workplace? A mother who returns to work at the end of, or within her ordinary maternity leave […]

Threat from Syria – will recent proposals help combat terrorism?


By Dan Bunting When the Prevention of Terrorism Act 1974 was passed against a backdrop of an IRA bombing campaign in the mainland UK, it was limited in time for a year (although would be re-passed annually until made permanent), and was passed among a genuine concern that the powers it gave were too wide-reaching. […]