An introduction to GDPR for HR
Sejal Raja, Head of Employment, recently provided an update on the upcoming General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), focusing on the impact on employment law and HR issues. In this series of briefings, we will highlight the issues that were noted as the most important for those working in HR.
What is the GDPR?
The GDPR is concerned with how personal data is processed. The GDPR will apply in EU member states from 25 May 2018.
GDPR and Brexit
The UK Government has confirmed that this will be the case regardless of Brexit, particularly as the new Data Protection Bill which will replace the current Data Protection Act is making its way through Parliament and is likely to largely mirror the GDPR.
Key GDPR changes
The fundamentals of data protection, including what constitutes personal data and what ‘processing data’ entails, remain largely the same.
There are some changes within the new regime that have a particular impact within an employment law context with the employer being the ‘data controller’ and the employees being ‘data subjects’.
Click on the links below to find out more about each of the key changes with GDPR and the action points that we can take away to prepare for the new data protection regime:
- Special categories of data
- Subject access requests
- Privacy notices
- Data breaches and consequences
- What HR professionals should do now
For more information or guidance, or if you would like to arrange a call or meeting to discuss your GDPR requirements, please get in touch with:
Partner and Head of Employment
T. 020 7227 7410
This briefing is for guidance purposes only. RadcliffesLeBrasseur accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any action taken or not taken in relation to this note and recommends that appropriate legal advice be taken having regard to a client's own particular circumstances.