Journal article

Insight or Intrusion? Correlating Routinely Collected Employee Data with Health Risk

Mark Taylor, Megan Prictor

Social Sciences | MDPI AG | Published : 2019

Abstract

The volume, variety and velocity of data available to companies about their employees is already significant and likely to increase. Employers hold data about employees that could be used to explore the relationship between workplace practice in their organisation and risks to employee health. However, there is significant uncertainty about whether employers subject to English law are permitted to use this data for this purpose, and even whether they may be under a legal obligation to do so. In this article, the question of whether employers are legally permitted or legally obliged to use employee data to identify associations between workplace practice and risk to employee health is answere..

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