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June 28 2018

An Employee's Right of Erasure under GDPR

The implementation of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduces the concept of a "right of erasure", i.e. a 'right to be forgotten'.
Under GDPR, an employee will have a right to have his|her data erased and no longer processed. A few practical examples of where an HR department may be compelled to erase employee data include collecting data about an employee to administer benefits, collection of data during a hiring process but not being able to demonstrate grounds for continuing to process it, collecting data on an employee's past address but the employee has since provided new information, and more.