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The General Data Protection Regulation for employers

06 July 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is European legislation affecting all organisations that hold personal data on living individuals. It aims to ensure that organisations using and processing personal data do so fairly and lawfully and gives a number of rights to individuals in terms of how they can access their data and influence its use.

The legislation is very much relevant for employers – all of whom will process data on their staff. Data protection compliance is necessarily becoming a high priority for many organisations as there is a potential for significant fines and reputational damage where organisations fail to comply.  

This In-brief looks at some of the key issues.  

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