The EU wide General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became the law in the UK on 25 May 2018. This has an impact upon any employer in the UK that processes personal data. ‘Personal data’ is any information that enables an individual to be identified. ‘Processing’ includes everyday use of that data to manage employees such as keeping their contact details and using their information to pay their wages.
If you have not already considered how GDPR impacts upon your business, how you handle the personal data of your employees or want to quickly check you have covered the main requirements, we’ve prepared a brief summary of what you need to have considered to ensure you are compliant.
Although we are solely advising in respect to HR, we would emphasise that all businesses need to consider how they handle the personal data of customers and review their marketing activity generally under GDPR. Please note that this falls outside the scope of the above checklist.