Commentary

(3) Data protection principles

Division AII Contract of Employment
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(3) Data protection principles

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(3)     Data protection principles

UK GDPR sets out a number of overriding principles with which employers must comply whenever they process personal data (UK GDPR art 5):

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    —     Lawfulness, Fairness and Transparency: personal data must be processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to the data subject. To satisfy this first data protection principle an employer must be able to satisfy one of the specified conditions for lawful processing (see para [194.101]) and provide certain information to the data subjects about that processing (see para [194.211]).

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    —     Purpose Limitation: personal data must be

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