In May 2018, the new General Protection Regulation will be introduced in the UK, making significant changes to the way that employers handle their employees’ data. Here we take a look at what employers need to know.
Current Data Protection Law
The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) currently sets out what information is classed as ‘data’ and how employers should manage the ‘personal and sensitive data’ of their employees, it is intended to ensure data about individuals is not used in an unfair and unlawful way. It also provides for a mechanism for employees to be able to see the data that their employer holds on them i.e. a Subject Access Request.
General Data Protection Regulation
This will build on current legislation and provide more protection for consumers and more privacy considerations for organisations. It will put the onus on companies to change their “entire ethos” on data protection with the main focus on increased accountability and transparency to how organisations hold data.
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