Privacy at work

Information on data protection in the workplace, employee monitoring, surveillance and employee duties of confidentiality.

Irish Republic :: Retention of employee records

There is no specific retention period that covers all employee data in the Irish Republic, therefore, retention periods are determined based on other statutory retention periods, limitation periods for legal claims, and general business needs …

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Irish Republic :: Confidentiality and trade secrets

The European Union (Protection of Trade Secrets) Regulations 2018 provides a greater measure of protection for companies from industrial espionage …

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Irish Republic :: Data protection

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) These replaced the former Data Protection Directive (1995) in May 2018, after a two-year transition period …

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Irish Republic :: Social media and data protection

Data protection law in Ireland applies to personal data gathered, regardless of where they are sourced …

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Irish Republic :: Privacy at work

Potential employees must be informed about pre-employment checks that are to be carried out and give their written consent prior to the checks being carried out …

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