HR Solutions Webinar: GDPR – focusing on the implications for HR
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are due to come into effect from May 2018, and whilst the Data Protection Act has been around for many years already, the GDPR does somewhat enhance the obligations and duties of both a Data Controller and Data Processor.
The GDPR will apply to all organisations that are based in, or do business in the EU, irrespective of their size or sector. As the GDPR is a regulation rather than a directive, it will apply directly in member states without any additional national legislation. Even though the UK has voted to leave the EU, we will still be a member in May 2018, and therefore must comply until such time as we do leave. Any UK organisation that has part of its operation with the EU will have to continue to abide by this regulation, and any other organisations that wish to continue to trade with our EU neighbours will need to continue to comply with the rules that affect their data processing.
Even if you are fully compliant with the current Data Protection Act (DPA), there are several key point actions to take into consideration.
Watch our webinar recording to find out what these key points are as we take a closer look at the impact of the GDPR on HR departments, with a particular focus on data retention and dealing with subject access requests (SARs).