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(p. 421) 22. Privacy and confidentiality 

(p. 421) 22. Privacy and confidentiality
(p. 421) 22. Privacy and confidentiality

Stephen Taylor

and Astra Emir


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date: 27 January 2020

This chapter discusses law on privacy and confidentiality in the workplace. It looks at four statutes which relate directly to issues of workplace confidentiality: the Data Protection Act 1998; the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998; the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000; and the Telecommunications (Lawful Business Practice) (Interception of Communications) Regulations 2000. It also considers two other areas of law which are influences in this area: the law on job references and the law on restricting the activities of former employees.

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