HC Deb 28 April 1998 vol 311 c72W
Mr. Jim Cunningham

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what action she is taking to prevent the misuse of confidential information regarding employees' private lives in the workplace. [39591]

Mr. Ian McCartney

The Data Protection Act 1984, which regulates the use of computerised data, applies to personal data of employees. The Data Protection Bill now before Parliament strengthens the protection provided by the 1984 Act consistent with the requirements of the 1995 EC Data protection Directive.