Newsflash: Guidance on legal highs and data protection for tech

timetable for changeACAS guide on “legal highs”: ACAS has published a new guide, available here, to help employers deal with legal highs, which are substances which are legal but have the effect of illegal drugs. The guide includes advice on setting policies on drugs and alcohol to include reference to legal highs, as well as how to manage staff under the influence of those substances.

The European Data Protection Supervisor guidelines on personal data and electronic communications and personal data in mobile devices: These guides available here and here were published for the EU institutions and bodies but employers interested in data protection, electronic communications and mobile devices may find them useful. The guide on personal data and electronic communications is intended to provide practical advice and instruction on the processing of personal information in the use of electronic communications such as email, the internet and telephony. The guide on personal data in mobile devices is intended to provide practical advice and instruction on personal data and the use of mobile devices for work purposes.