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Recruitment Watch

Issue 25: April 2024

Recruitment Watch

Editor's Note

In this edition, we report on some of the key data protection issues stemming from the increased use of AI in the workplace and explain the key legal considerations to be aware of when using AI technologies in recruitment and employment. We also explain the risks of employees using generative AI without appropriate guidance.

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AI in the Workplace: data protection issues

While the use of AI systems in recruitment and during employment continues to grow, it is essential for both creators and for employers, as users of AI systems, to carefully consider what types of data they will be handling and collecting, and the key data protection requirements.

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A company's sponsor licence revocation: a cautionary tale for compliance

A recent case has served as a stark reminder of the importance of complying with sponsorship regulations. In Prestwick Care Ltd & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2023] EWHC 3193, the High Court upheld the Home Office's decision to revoke a company's sponsor licence. It is relevant to all companies that sponsor overseas workers in the UK.

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