Data protection and the challenges and pitfalls of online working

An instalment in our ongoing employment training series.

Join our next Employment training webinar: The Menopause: A Practical Guide to Employment Law Considerations for HR Professionals, 10 November 3pm 2021.

This webinar focused on the key and emergent issues associated with online working and new modes of communication, as well as the steps organisations can take to minimise risks. 

In particular, we discussed:

  • General trends on the impact of instant messaging and video calls on productivity

Data privacy issues:

  • Monitoring employees
  • Collecting employee personal data
  • Potential data breaches
  • The impact of online working on litigation disclosure and data subject access requests
  • Blurred boundaries and employers’ liability for online discrimination and bullying


This information is necessarily of a general nature and doesn’t constitute legal advice. This is not a substitute for formal legal advice, given in the context of full information under an engagement with Bates Wells.

All content on this page is correct as of October 25, 2021.