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New consultation: Employers consulted on draft ICO monitoring at work guidance

Author: Atom Content Marketing

Published: 01 Dec 2022

Employers now have an opportunity to comment on draft guidance on monitoring employees at work, issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

The ICO says its consultation ‘Consultation on the monitoring at work draft guidance’ aims to provide practical guidance about monitoring workers in accordance with data protection legislation and to promote good practice’. The guidance comprehensively covers principles such as transparency, fairness and accountability, and practicalities such as call monitoring, biometrics, covert monitoring and monitoring of devices and dash cams. It deals particularly with monitoring activities that became more common during COVID-19 because of the increase in remote working. When approved, it will replace the ICO’s 2011 guidance.

The ICO says it also intends to produce additional practical tools such as checklists to go alongside the guidance in due course.

The consultation is the first of a series, covering a range of employment practices.

It closes on 11 January 2023.

Operative date

  • Now


  • Check out the draft guidance on the ICO website, and monitor the website for news of the additional tools the ICO plans to produce.

This article from Atom Content Marketing is for general guidance only, for businesses in the United Kingdom governed by the laws of England. Atom Content Marketing, expert contributors and ICAEW (as distributor) disclaim all liability for any errors or omissions.

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