Preparing for the Data Protection Regulation

It has recently been announced by the European Commission that they intend to conclude negotiations on and finalise the new Data Protection Regulation by the end of 2015 at the latest, which will harmonise data protection law across all the EU member states and have wide reaching effects on how many organisations handle personal data.

For employers this will have an impact on how they store and process employee (and other worker) data and how they deal with the dreaded subject access request!

In reality, the regulation may not actually come into force until 2017, but when it does it will have immediate direct effect on each member state, meaning that employers will have no period of respite whilst the UK government implements the regulation.

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Andrew Chamberlain

Partner - Head of Employment & Chair of the SDE

I am a Partner, the National Head of the Employment Team and the Chair of the Service Delivery Executive (SDE), which is focused on building better solutions for clients.