Ask Sheila England

Sheila will try to answer as many of your English Social Care questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.

17th September 2020

Is it a violation of Data Protection to publicly display a Staff Rota in the care home locker room?

Would it be breaking the Data Protection Law to pin a Staff Rota in the locker room of a care home , for staff to copy?

Dear J

Thank you for your email. You don’t tell me whether the locker room can be other people apart from those who are going to be on the rota as this raises a security question rather than a GDPR question. If it is only care staff then the Information Commissioner’s Office state that your organisation must have a valid lawful basis in order to process (display on the notice board) personal data of the staff. There are six available lawful bases for processing. Which basis is most appropriate to use will depend on the purpose of the processing and the relationship with the individual.

You may find it useful to view their guidance on lawful basis for processing here https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/lawful-basis-for-processing/.

They have produced the lawful basis interactive guidance tool, to give tailored guidance on which lawful basis is likely to be most appropriate for your processing activities. I hope this helps.


*All information is correct at the time of publishing.


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Sheila Scott OBE from National Care Association (NCA). Care is Sheila’s life; she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a nursing professional, the owner and manager of a care business and as a leader in the care sector.

Sheila will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.

Please note that Sheila can not offer answers to matters requiring legal advice. If your matter concerns a specific service provider, please contact the CQC.








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