Data Protection Commissioner

4.8  Can my employer ask me to bring in my passport (to take a copy for HR records)?

An employer may ask to see your passport at recruitment stage if this is necessary to show that you are entitled to work in Ireland.  An employer may note such passport details on your personnel file.  It should not be necessary for an employer to retain a copy of your passport and such action could be a breach of the Data Protection Acts.  .






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