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We have a client who is using turnstiles records to confirm

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We have a client who is using turnstiles records to confirm dayworks submitted by us match the dayworks, is this procedure legal. As i was informed this is against data protection, as is only there for health & safety procedures.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: UK Employment Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 2 years ago.

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If the client operates the turnstiles, they may check the records


 

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I do not see anything wrong with what they are doing.


 

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Expert:  joannem1965 replied 2 years ago.
Hi there it depends on what information the turnstiles record. There are some turnstiles that may record personal data for example if the people that use them have to swipe in to go through them. If that's the case and the turnstiles collect such personal data then there's a possible data protection issue. The data protection act says that personal data should be processed fairly so if the reason for the turnstiles is for health and safety and that's what the people that use them are told then using their data for other reasons could breach data protection rules. If no personal data is collected by the use of the turnstiles then it's not going to be a problem as to how the records are used.
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