Multilaw Global Checklist for Monitoring Staff Data


Equality and diversity have become increasingly critical benchmarks for businesses in the 21st century, fuelled in no small part by headline-grabbing events giving rise to prominent anti-discrimination movements such as #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter.

Gathering data is essential in evaluating diversity, identifying barriers, and implementing measures to overcome those barriers. But in a world where data privacy has become so highly regulated, just what questions can businesses actually ask about their staff, and what can they legally do with the data they capture without violating the myriad different regulations around the globe?

Multilaw lawyers from 54 countries across the network have shared their experiences in this field to produce an invaluable tool for organisations to give them confidence around what they can and cannot collate in terms of data, and to help them understand the legal landscape surrounding diversity surveys across these jurisdictions.


The information in the Multilaw Checklist for Monitoring Staff Data provides a general overview at the time of publication and is not intended to be a comprehensive review of all legal developments nor should it be taken as opinion or legal advice on the matters covered. It is for general information purposes only and readers should take legal advice from a Multilaw member firm.