Data landmines await firms implementing AI into HR processes
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Data protection

Josh Stephens, Reporter

Data protection has become a hot-button issue among employment lawyers, with emerging technologies, such as AI, creating a legal minefield around employees’ privacy rights, delegates heard at IEL’s European Employment Summit last week.

From offices and factories to remote workers, data analysis is increasingly used to performance manage the workforce. But despite its potential benefits, algorithmic decision-making presents a data protection risk to employers, potentially throughout the entire employee lifecycle.