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Added: (Mon Jun 09 2003)

Pressbox (Press Release) - Press Release - 9 June 2003

Data Protection Compliance Software - Employment Code looks at Monitoring

DPC Services Limited announces the launch of DP-Smart Employer, Data Protection software, the simple way to Data Protection Compliance for HR departments.

The Monitoring section of the Employment Practices Data Protection Code is scheduled to be issued on 10 June 2003. DP-Smart will provide employers with the knowledge they need to avoid the legal pitfalls now and as the law and practices change in future.

For more information, including a fact sheet and a FREE demo CD available: Call 01883 331134
Email jenweb@dircon.co.uk
Visit www.dp-smart.co.uk

Contact details:

Mandy Webster

DPC Services Limited

01883 331134

Background information:

DPC Services Limited promotes and sells data protection software. The software is created by Mandy Webster, a freelance data protection consultant ('Data Protection Consulting'). Mandy is a Chartered Secretary and lawyer with a wealth of experience of data protection issues.

Compliance background information:

The main legislation in this area is the Data Protection Act 1998 which implements the EC Directive on Data Protection [95/46/EC]. The Directive requires member states to appoint a national 'Commissioner' for Data Protection, in Britain this role is fulfilled by the Information Commissioner.

The Information Commissioner is responsible for promoting data protection law in the UK. One of the duties of the office is to encourage and develop Codes of Practice. A draft Employment Code was issued in October 2000 for discussion with industry groups. The final version of the Code is being published in tranches. The first two parts, Recruitment and Selection and Record Keeping were issued during 2002. The issue of the final sections on Monitoring and Medical Testing respectively have been delayed due to the appointment of a new Information Commissioner, Richard Thomas, in December 2002.

DPC Services Limited

40a Chaldon Common Road
Surrey CR3 5DB

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