As mentioned in our previous data protection update, this fourth article in our data protection series, will consider the legal bases for processing personal data, including special category data, within an employment context.

Our Employment & Corporate Immigration Department regularly advise employers in respect of data protection issues within the context of employment disputes. If you or your organisation has any queries regarding the issues outlined in this article, please contact Bláthnaid Evans or Sheila Spokes on +353 1 639 3000 or visit