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August 14 2017

Preparing For GDPR: New Employee Data Subject Rights Could Disrupt Core HR Procedures

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will force through a culture change in terms of attitudes to data privacy, according to the Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham, who has warned that organizations risking damaging their brands and their business if they are seen to be cavalier with personal data.
GDPR is also a key HR issue, and data protection will become one of the major issues, and potentially source of disputes, in the employment context in the next few years.
Employers will need to adopt a whole new culture in relation to the processing of HR data in light of more restrictions on processing, new and strengthened rights for employees and much more stringent penalties.