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Published by: Nicola Smyrl

What do employers need to know about the new General Data Protection Regulation?

The new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will have effect in the UK from 25 May 2018.  It is expected that the obligations imposed by the GDPR will continue to apply post Brexit.

The GDPR makes some significant changes to the current data protection regime.  Employers should familiarise themselves with the main provisions of the GDPR and begin planning how to implement any necessary changes within their business.  Failure to do so could have significant consequences.  Penalties for breach of the GDPR are more severe than under current legislation and include large fines.

Read more about the most important provisions of the GDPR from an employment perspective here.