Temporary staff ‘must receive data protection training’

Employers must ensure that temporary staff who routinely process personal information get sufficient data protection training, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has warned. The warning comes after recent data leaks at the Great Ormond Street Hospital, where letters incorporating information about patients’ treatment were sent to incorrect addresses by temporary staff who had not received adequate data protection training. Sally Anne Poole, ICO Enforcement Group Manager, stated that while many companies employ temporary staff over the Christmas period, they are still responsible for ensuring personal information is processed correctly.
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